Next-Gen Chevy Volt Charging Will be more Convenient Than Ever

Next-Gen Chevy Volt ChargingThe Chevy Volt has been lauded by owners for its accessibility to easy charging. In fact, the US Department of Energy reports that upwards of 80% of all trips by those driving Chevy Volts did not use the range extender.

The next-gen Chevy Volt charging system has been modified to allow for easier verification of the charge status as well easier charging overall. The 2016 model of the Volt is slated to debut in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Improvements Coming for Next-Gen Chevy Volt Charging

Rear Badge of Chevy Volt
2015 Chevy Volt – Rear Badge

Chevy has improved the Volt based on real-world customers and their testimonials. One of the new features is GPS location-based charging. It allows drivers to set a charging preference for their “home” charging location. The vehicle automatically adjusts to the correct settings when it arrives at that location. This feature also allows owners to set their Volts to the local utility rate schedule so they always charge when electricity is the cheapest.

The charge indicators have also been redesigned. The Volt now emits a specially designed tone to indicate when it has started to charge and an additional tone to signify that charging is delayed.

Chevrolet has also extended the length of the charging chord to nearly 25 ft long. At Gjovik Auto, we are glad to represent a brand that takes such care to listen to the consumer, and can assure you that we operate with the same consideration.

New Volt Plug-In Hybrid Will Bring Overall Improvement to the Chevrolet’s Electric Line

Chevrolet’s electric line is getting better and better as plans for the new Volt promise an overall improvement on its performance.

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2015 Chevy Volt

The new Volt plug-in hybrid will be quieter, quicker, and more efficient with a longer range when you kick it into electric mode. Chevrolet has ignored no point when it comes to making the Volt all-around better to keep up with competitors. Chevrolet’s loyal customers deserve the best and those seeking more in their electric vehicles need not look elsewhere to get what they really want.

When Can We Know More about the New Volt Plug-in Hybrid?

Many of the details on the new Volt plug-in hybrid will be held back until the reveal of the 2016 model in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Engineers have revealed that the Volt will have a new 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will act as part of the effort towards a more fuel-efficient Volt.

Larry Nitz, executive director of GM Powertrain’s electrification engineering team, said in the official statement that the larger engine will give drivers the electric car experience they’ve been asking for from the Volt.

 

Gjovik Auto will be keeping an eye on Detroit in January to see everything that the Volt promises come to fruition. For more news on Chevrolet’s progress in electric vehicles, be sure to check with us weekly!

Chevy Volt Owners Blast past Half a Billion All-Electric Miles

Chevy Volt OwnersThe Chevy Volt has been bolting up the EV ranks at an extremely rapid pace, selling extremely well and earning rave reviews all over the place. That success has led the Volt to post over half a billion all-electric miles between its original release in 2010 to now. Chevy Volt owners continually post great fuel numbers while spending up to 63% of their drive time in all-electric mode.

“The fact that most of the folks who purchased the Volt at launch are still enjoying EV range performance on target with when they took delivery is testament to the attention to detail our team paid to delivering on our promise of most people driving all electrically most of the time,” said Pam Fletcher, Chevrolet Volt executive chief engineer.

Here are some more numbers that back up Fletcher’s words. Volt owners, on average, go about 970 miles between gas fill-ups, which keeps them away from the pumps for over a month at a time. The Volt also continues to conquest at an amazing rate—69% of owners are new to GM and more owners trade-in the Toyota Prius for the Volt than any other car. To join Chevy’s green revolution, come see us here at Gjovik Auto today!