The Chevy Volt offered GM a chance to show it was capable of quickly producing a car that was radically different than any car they'd made before. It wasn't a hit. With low EV-only range and a high price, what exactly was the reason to buy it? The 2016 Chevy Volt seems like a better deal.
Tesla's Model S deviated from the green car mold by not looking like a green car, instead embracing a design that would be instantly recognizable as comely no matter the drivetrain. The original Volt followed the Prius in looking more like a concept of future transportation. I'd argue the new Volt is more attractive, with a more pleasing shape and softer details that include active grille shutters.
Yes, it's still an "extended range hybrid electric vehicle" with a small gasoline engine to charge the batteries, but they've improved the range of the new battery pack to allow for an EPA-rated 50 miles which, compared to the 36 miles of the outgoing model, isn't half bad. They say the average commuter drives 40 miles a day, giving the Volt a little extra room.
Overall driving range increases to 420 miles on a full charge with a full tank of fuel, and economy increases to 41 MPG combined with 102 MPG-E. No price has been named, but if it's in the same general range as the current model it could prove slightly more competition for the Prius.
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Still, we're all curious about the Chevy Bolt.