In just a few short months, the fully restyled 2016 Chevy Volt will bring its unique brand of hybrid and EV productivity to Harbin Automotive. Not only is this not a secret, it’s also something that we’ve been talking about to pretty much anyone who will listen. The latest edition of the Chevy Volt receives styling more reminiscent of siblings such as the Malibu and Cruze, while the key elements of the first-generation Volt are enhanced to better meet customer expectations. Now, as we continue to count the days until its release at Harbin, we’ve got the 2016 Chevy Volt range estimates available as well.
2016 Chevy Volt to return 53 miles on all-electric power
Yes, you read that correctly. The outgoing Volt, if you remember, was able to go just over 40 miles on pure electricity, which was a pretty impressive number in its own right. Chevy has estimated in the past, however, that Volt drivers use all-electric power generation for 80% of their driving, so it was incumbent upon Chevy to try to improve the Volt’s EV range. To wit: the new Volt employs a just-announced 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, one that improves upon the outgoing model’s numbers to the tune of 106 MPGe and a 53-mile range on electricity alone. Given the new, significant increase in electric range, industry prognosticators have already suggested that up to 90% of the new Volt’s mileage will come from electric usage.
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2016 Chevy Volt sees increased fuel economy numbers as well
Not to be outdone by its all-EV counterpart, the 2016 Chevy Volt’s hybrid and gas-powered range has been extended as well. First up is the new 1.5L four-cylinder engine that acts as the Volt’s gas-powered representative. Drivers might remember that the outgoing engine for the Volt required premium fuel and returned only 84 horsepower. To sweeten the deal for new buyers, the Volt’s new power platform an estimated 101 horsepower and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 42 mpg.
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Of course, the new Volt may also be used as a gas-electric hybrid, combining the power of the two powertrains listed above. In this case, the 2016 Volt returns a total range of 420 miles on a full tank of gas and full charge. This is an improvement of over 40 miles from the outgoing generation, proving yet again that Chevy has improved the Volt on all fronts.
The 2016 Chevy Volt is coming to Harbin Automotive in fall of 2015, and we’ve already begun receiving inquiries from prospective buyers. To learn more or to make an inquiry of your own, visit our dealership today!