2016 Chevy Volt Rumored to Get 53 Miles of EV Range
Having already stopped production of the 2015 Volt to prepare itself for the upcoming 2016 model, Chevy is also preparing for the rumors that are already in existence.
Haven’t you heard, Chevy Lexington KY?
The 2016 Chevy Volt is rumored to get 53 miles of electric vehicle range.
This means that the Volt will be able to travel for 53 miles on electric battery alone before it needs to go to its fuel tank for reserves. 53 miles!
How many trips to and from your work is that? How much less will you be stopping at the gas station?
How much money will you save? And oh! What could you spend that money on?
The possibilities are endless.
A fully charged battery will get 106 mpge (miles per gallon equivalent).
Once the electric power is used up, the gas engine works together with the electric drive system to team up and produces still a more efficient fuel economy.
The range on the gasoline fueled engine is an EPA combined rating of 42 miles. On average, the Chevy Volt user won’t see a gas station except for around every 1,000 miles or so.
Currently, GM predicts about 80% of the Volt is run on battery, which makes sense if you consider that the Volt driver does most of their driving within a certain city limits.
With this percentage it is estimated the driver saves an average of $700 annually on gas.
All this adds up to a 40% improvement over last years model.
The 2nd Generation
With all EV sales suffering due to lower gas prices, sales in truck and SUV markets have been soaring.
Chevy is going to pull out all the stops when releasing the 2nd generation of the Volt. The 2016 Volt is lighter in weight which only adds to the fuel efficiency. Chevy’s made improvements to the passenger room as well as overall feel of the interior.
The 2016 Chevy Volt will start at $33,170 which is lower than its current MSRP of $34,170.
Of course, once you take out the state and federal tax credits for the support of lower emissions, the price can be lowered as much as $9,000 making it a very affordable $24,170.
What Will You Do With the Savings?
The 53 miles on electric power will cover 90% of the trips that the average Chevy Volt driver takes every day.
With that amount of savings, it’s inevitable you’ll see a change in savings. Once you have that savings, what will you do with it?
Save for school? Plan a vacation somewhere? Go to Graceland? (yes, that’s what you should do!)