2016 Chevy Volt can now travel up to 50 miles in EV mode

We saw the exterior of the new 2016 Volt last week at CES, but now we have all the details, including its new powertrain that can keep the Volt moving up to 50 miles in electric mode.

2016 Chevrolet Volt


Chevy has officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt at the Detroit Auto Show. We saw the exterior of the new Volt last week at CES, but now we have all the details, including its new powertrain that can keep the Volt moving up to 50 miles in electric mode.
2016 Chevrolet Volt

The 2016 Volt is powered by a second-generation Voltec extended range electric vehicle propulsion system with an increased all-electric driving range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration. The new two-motor drive unit is up to 12 percent more efficient and 100 pounds lighter than the first-generation drive unit. The system features a new 101-hp 1.5L four-cylinder range extender engine and its battery capacity has increased to 18.4 kWh using 192 cells (96 fewer than the current generation).

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy says that both motors operate together in more driving scenarios, in both EV and extended-range operation. The ability to use both motors helps deliver a 19 percent improvement in electric acceleration from zero to 30 mph and a 7 percent improvement from zero to 60 mph (8.4 seconds). The 2016 Volt can travel up to 50 miles in EV mode with a total driving range that is now up to 420 miles if you add in the mileage from a full tank of fuel. It will take as little as 4.5 hours to recharge it using a 240 volt outlet and up to 13 hours using a 120 volt outlet.

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The 2016 Volt goes on sale in the second half of 2015.

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Source: Chevy