The world of hybrid cars has received yet another refresh – this time around it comes in the form of General Motors’ 2016 Chevy Volt, where this ride will boast of a range of 53 miles per charge with a starting price of $33,170. Definitely far from the cheapest ride in town, but at the very least, you will know that it is a whole lot cleaner than that gas guzzler of yours. Meant to go up against the likes of the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf, the 2016 Chevy Volt will also arrive with a slew of features that can be found in the Tesla Model S (definitely not a “Ludicrous mode”, of course), making it compete on many fronts.
Close to 8 years since the Volt was released, a whole lot has changed – for the better. It will now carry a new 1.5-liter I-4 engine that features direct injection, 12.5:1 compression, exhaust gas recirculation, and cam phasing, letting it run at a maximum of 5600 rpm. This 4-door sedan is not meant for speed despite looking as though it is up to the task, delivering preference for space instead.
It is said to carry an updated lithium-ion formula in its batteries which makes it 20% more efficient than the ones in its predecessor, while being 30 pounds lighter. A single charge can yield 53 pure electric miles, and on a full charge and full tank of gas, expect this new Chevrolet Volt to carry a range of up to 420 miles.