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.