2016 Chevy Volt Release Date, Review

With the 2016 Chevy Volt, consumers will still receive the best all electric range of any of the plug-ins within the market today. In addition, the gasoline engine of the Volt delivers consumers with a piece of mind that a true electric card simply cannot. Although there are other hybrids that offer better miles per gallon numbers and the vehicle is not very swift in terms of acceleration; it is still a force to be reckoned with. The Chevy hybrid is able to deliver consumers a maximum range of 400 plus miles and is able to travel for upwards of 50 miles on the battery charge singularly. With the latest offering of the hybrid, passengers of the rear of the vehicle will see additional space.


The revised lithium-ion battery pack is said to weigh 21 pounds less than the current version and is able to store an increased amount of energy with a fewer amount of cells. The cells are mounted approximately a half an inch lower for a center of gravity that is also lower and has presumably better handling. The 2016 Volt will also see a new drive system that will utilize a duo of minute electric motors in place or a single large one. According to the automaker, this will offer a 100 pound weight reduction and will utilize earth materials that are significantly less expensive within its magnets for the electric motor.


The engine under the hood is a 1.5 liter four cylinder unit that primarily acts as a generator that delivers electricity to the battery pack. The engine is able to deliver a maximum output of 149 brake horsepower and an impressive 294 lbs. per feet of torque. It is also an extender of range that is able to power the Chevy Volt once the battery is no longer able. The engine is able to able to power the vehicle either in conjunction with the electric motor or singularly. This is dependent upon the conditions. The four cylinder unit is able to run on regular unleaded fuel as opposed to the premium grade that is currently required.


The new 2016 Chevy Volt will continue to offer consumers with its standard drive modes that include: Mountain, Sport and Normal along with a unique control that will permit the driver the power to decelerate. The GPS based system within the vehicle is able to save consumers on time due to its ability to initiate charging as soon as it is lugged in when away from home. For the 2016 model, the charging cord has been made slimmer and receives a better placement for stashing.


The 2016 Chevy Volt has been launch and will be making its way into showrooms by the second half of the current year. The cost saving measures that have been taken by the automaker have been proven to dually benefit the consumer. Consumers can expect to pay an average of $34,000 for the base model version within the line. The Volt’s pricing will most definitely keep it competitively, especially with the BMW i3 entering into the segment. This increases the current competition that is composed of: the Ford Fusion, the Honda Accord Plug-In and the Toyota Prius.


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