In June of 2014, Chevrolet launched its built-in OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi technology. Since then, customers have been rapidly increasing their usage of the service. And, the biggest jump was in the last six months of 2016. In fact, in that time, Chevy owners used nearly as much data as they had in the previous two years.
Because of this huge jump in popularity and usage, Chevrolet has announced a new unlimited OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi plan. This plan will only cost $20 per month, making it an affordable choice for many families. There are also other plans for less frequent users, including data passes of 250MB per day for $5 and 20GB over 12 months for $150.
Alan Batey, president of GM North America and global head of Chevrolet, said, “With the most affordable unlimited 4G LTE data plan in the auto industry, the widest availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and new connected services like OnStar AtYourService, our momentum can only grow.”
Chevrolet is rolling out the next generation Volt for the 2016 model year and the forthcoming ads aren’t friendly—the 2016 Chevrolet Volt ads are taking aim at competitors like the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius. The ads challenge the competitor’s range and battery technology compared to that of the Volt.
The two ads will have their internet debut later this fall. The first ad takes aim at the electric Nissan Leaf’s range. The comparison to Volt targets range anxiety, a common fear of running out of power on the road.
The Toyota Prius will take its place on the chopping block next. The second ad targets the Prius’s nickel metal hydride battery technology by comparing it to the technology of the late 1990s. The Volt runs on more advanced lithium ion batteries.
“We’re going to go head-to-head with Leaf and Prius,” said Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet’s global chief marketing officer. “The ads allow Chevrolet to talk in one way and they allow Chevrolet’s personality to come through. We’re going to be taking more risks.”
The attack ads feature actual consumers – not actors – and are similar to the Chevrolet Silverado ad that took aim at the F-150’s aluminum frame.
The 2016 Volt was rebuilt from the ground up and began shipping in late September to dealers in 11 states. That model will see a shortened year and the 2017 Volt will launch nationally early next year.
Chevrolet offered a sneak peak of the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, giving viewers a quick look at the front of the vehicle. Naturally, photos of the 2016 Volt have surfaced online.
GM claims that the 2016 model year Volt will have more range as well as more power than its predecessor, in addition to all of the latest interior tech, such as in-car LTE Internet, keeping you connected on the go.
2015 Chevy Volt
The front of the 2016 Volt, which has a sharp, angled face, with crisp lines and details, looks like a lean, mean sports car, and we can’t wait to see more of it. Fortunately, Chevrolet is scheduled to reveal it entirely next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Until then, visit us at Wiesner of Huntsville to check out our available models. What did you think of the Chevy Volt sneak peek? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The Chevrolet Volt is perhaps one of the most underappreciated cars in the United States. Ask anyone who owns and drives ones and they’ll tell you how much they love it.
Currently, more than 80% of all trips by Volt owners are electric only, meaning that charging the Volt is pretty simple. To make the next-generation Chevrolet Volt even more appealing, charging will be even easier.
One big change will be GPS location-based charging. With this system, owners can program their Volt to only charge at home during specific hours, such as off-peak hours for the lowest energy costs. The Volt will recognize when it is at its “home” location and will automatically adjust to those settings.
Owners will also be able to check the Volt’s charge level at a glance with intuitive indicator lights at the top of the instrument panel and on the available illuminated charge port. The Volt will also emit specific tones to indicate when it is charging and when the charge port door is left open after unplugging it.
The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt will make its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
The 2016 Chevy Volt is on vacation: the next version of the popular electric vehicle has been taking test runs in the Colorado Rockies. This new Volt model will help the brand continue its shift towards producing more electric and ecofriendly vehicles.
2015 Chevrolet Volt
The test cars spotted in the Colorado Rockies were sporting a bit of camouflage, but not nearly enough to trick us. They were clearly Volts, but we could see that the brand is messing around with different headlight and taillight designs for the production model.
GM Authority says that when test cars make an appearance in Colorado, “it means they are undergoing both high altitude testing and cold weather testing. The thin air high up in the mountains can be hard on engines and EVs such as the Volt can have battery life and electric engine performance dwindled by extremely cold temperatures.” The new Volt’s all-electric range is anticipated to go from 38 miles to around 50 or 60, thanks to a larger battery and a new design that makes the car more aerodynamic. The Volt will debut in January 2015 at the North American International Auto Show. If you can’t wait for the 2016 model, get your own 2015 Chevy Volt here at Wiesner of Huntsville!
General Motors is looking to the experts for advice on the next generation Volt hybrid car—and we are not talking about expert engineers. Instead, the American carmaker is looking to Chevrolet Volt owners for input on what needs to be improved for the extended-range plug-in hybrid, while making a pledge that the 2016 model year Volt will be improved in all meaningful areas.
Based on research gathered on Volt driving habits, General Motors was able to determine that two-thirds of the Volts’ collective miles are driven in electric mode, with 81% of the Volts’ trips being completed solely on electric power. The research has discovered that Volt drivers plug the car in an average of 10 times a week with 60% of Volt customers only using a standard 110 outlet to charge.
With this information, we can guess that there will be some improvements made to the range of the Volt, along with its charging capabilities. GM already released a teaser shot of the 2016 Volt and announced its worldwide debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show next January. Until the plug-in hybrid’s big debut, make sure you check back to Wiesner of Huntsville for more details as they are released.