Few previous years proved that hybrid and range extended electric vehicles can save a lot money to drivers thankfully to their great fuel economy and much higher efficiency. One of the most anticipated vehicles in this segment that will be delivered pretty soon is the 2016 Chevrolet Volt.
Currently available information’s suggest that there will be no major changes in the basic layout of the powertrain. Same formula will be used and we will be getting electric motor that will power the vehicle while it will draw electricity from battery pack. When the charge level drops under certain level gasoline unit will kick in and through a generator recharge battery while also resending electricity to the electric unit.
Modern technology will be again used for the Lithium Ion battery pack but at this point we still do not have details about capacity and if things will change in this segment. We are used to get improvements with each new generation and not only in this segment but also in all other segments so the expectations are pretty high.
Model that is available on the market at this moment is capable of returning about 40 miles of electric only ranges before the batteries are depleted. Amount of electric only miles depends on the driving style and similar but we expect that with higher efficiency and improvements that new generation of Volt brings this car will be able to travel for about 50 to 60 miles on electric power only. When this is combined with higher efficiency it is a great recipe for success.
2016 Chevrolet Volt Spy Photos
With the spy photos that we have here it is quite obvious that new model is being tested and that we might be getting this vehicle officially unveiled in the next few months. This might not happen only because the announcement for the new Volt delivered info that it will come as a 2016 model. It is still heavily camouflaged and we are not sure about its final looks but comparing it to the currently available model it is obvious that it will bring changes to the exterior.
As a part of the redesign we do expect to see improved interior, just like with every redesign. There are no major complaints on both interior and exterior but still, changes will allow this car to further improve its market position and attract additional number of buyers. Base shape is almost identical with its predecessor but we can notice that it could be sleeker and even with this amount of camouflage we can notice charging port and Volt badging on it.
Changes For 2016 Chevrolet Volt
Another thing that we do not know about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is the price at which it will be offered. With various federal and state reductions it can be quite competitive, available model certainly benefits from those tax reduction but still manages to be quite expensive. If Chevrolet and GM manage to lower the price we are sure that it will be a great hit.
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