Chevrolet has a long history with electric cars and this is shown with the 2015 Chevrolet Volt. This car is an affordable electric vehicle, with all the luxuries a family would want (sat-nav, electric windows, power steering, it’s frugal, quiet and most importantly, it will not make you go bankrupt).
This cars development started as early as 2006, a concept being unveiled in 2007. The car has evolved since greatly, and now it’s a refined and tasteful choice for people who are concerned about the environment or just want to pay much less at the gas-station or, not pay a dime, because this Volt can run only on electricity for your daily commute or for a drive to the shops.
2015 Chevrolet Volt Changes
The 2015 Chevrolet Volt it’s an intriguing car. It’s an electric car but it doesn’t have the usual drawbacks of an electric one. The range of a normal electric car is around 120 to 200 miles at most, while the Chevrolet Volt can achieve 95 MPGe in range extender mode (so the Volt can go as much as 380 miles with a tank of gasoline) and in electric mode the car will use no fuel at all (but the range while in full electric mode is currently is slightly over 38 miles, range that is usually enough for the daily commute). This new generation Volt is supposed to have at least 20% more range while in electric mode, also giving it a bigger range in normal, range extender drive).
New feature that will appear on the new Volt are LTE connectivity, an improved gasoline 1.4 liter, 84hp engine and a brand new 1.2 liter turbocharged one that will give this electric vehicle 140 hp. Both engines will be offered with two battery pack options, a 16.5 kWh and another one with a 20 kWh capacity.
The car is set to cost at launch close to what the current Volt is, so for a premium model the price is expected to be as high as $40.000 while the base model will be around $26.000 for the buyers that are eligible for the 7.500 dollars refund as the federal tax credit. This puts the car at a competitive level on the market. Plus is that this Chevy has a better fuel economy, it is cheaper to run and it will depreciate slower than its main rivals.
The 2015 Chevrolet Volt will also get an European counterpart called the Opel Ampera. This car will feature all of the Volt’s features with few exceptions. The 1.2 liter engine will most likely not make it to the Ampera and the LTE connectivity might be a pricey option.
Release Date Of 2015 Chevrolet Volt
When we are talking about the release date of the new Volt we must say that at this moment there are no official details about it. We will have to wait to see the exact date but according to reports it seems that this model will be offered in the next few months while the sales should start before the end of 2014th.