Charging Made Easier on the Next-Generation Chevrolet Volt

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.

Next-generation Chevrolet Volt

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.

Not Even the Colorado Rockies Can Hide the Reimagined Volt

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.

Colorado-Rockies

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!