The 2019 Chevy Volt may not be getting the attention that it used to with the arrival of the Bolt electric car, but that doesn’t mean that Chevy is ignoring it. The 2019 Volt can now be recharged in almost half the time thanks to a new 7.2 kW charging system.

2019 Chevy Volt

The new 7.2-kW charging system is standard on the Premier trim level and recharges the 2019 Volt in 2.3 hours using a 240-volt outlet. A slower 3.6-kW charger is standard on the base Volt.

The 2019 Volt automatic engine-assisted heating system has also been updated to let drivers set a lower temperature for when the engine turns on to power the heater. The regenerative braking system has also been updated. Inside the infotainment system has been updated with an 8-inch touchscreen that features a new Energy App. The Volt Premier model also now comes standard with a power driver’s seat on the Premier trim and all trim levels feature a tire fill alert system that automatically sounds the horn when the ideal tire pressure is reached.

There aren’t any changes to the Volt’s powertrain, so it can still travel up to 53 miles in electric mode and a total 420 miles thanks to the four-cylinder generator.

With the updates, the 2019 Chevy Volt also gets a small price increase. The 2019 Volt LT starts at $34,395, which is $300 more than the 2018 model. The 2019 Volt Premier starts at $38,995, which is $550 more than last year’s model.

Source: Cars Direct