The numbers are in, and they’re looking good. The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt delivers 53 miles of pure EV range based on EPA testing—about 40% more than the first-gen Volt—and is rated at a combined 106 MPGe. Hello savings!
According to the automaker, the average first-gen Volt owner already does about 80% of their driving on EV power alone. With the new 2016 Volt’s electric range, that number is expected to rise to 90%.
With regular charging, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that second-gen Volt owners could travel well over 1,000 miles between gas fill-ups! And that’s all thanks to the new 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery.
Even if you’ve got a long road ahead of you, the gas engine will kick in when the battery is low and let you drive for a total of 420 miles on a full tank—at a rate of 42 mpg. Chevrolet estimates that over the course of five years, owners could save a whopping $5,500 in fuel costs! Come check it out at MY Chevrolet.