Overview (Final Score: B)
As much fuss is made about electric vehicles, they are only for a small audience. A combination of a limited driving range and lack of a charging infrastructure means many people don’t give them a chance. But Chevrolet wanted to change that. In 2010, the American automaker introduced the Volt. Here was a vehicle that provided an insurance policy of a gas generator to provide electric power once the battery was depleted. It might not have the range of other electric vehicles; it only offered 35 miles of range. But in turn, it had a better overall range of over 300 miles when the generator would kick on.
For 2016, Chevrolet has introduced the second-generation Volt. This new model brings a lot of changes not only to the powertrain but the overall vehicle.
What We Love About the 2016
- Improved electric-only range
- Exterior design that stands out
- Barely any road or wind noise inside
What We Didn’t Love About the 2016 Chevrolet Volt
- Rear seat is for kids only
- Slow recharging when plugged into a 120V outlet
- Gas generator can become quite noisy
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