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.

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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!

GM Takes Advice From Customers for Next Generation Volt

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2015 Chevy Volt

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.