New 2016 Chevy Volt EPA Estimates Show Huge Increase in Fuel Efficiency
The Chevy Volt completely changed the game when it was revealed in 2010 as one of the leading plug-in hybrids and is still the reigning champ of its class, outselling every other American electric vehicle.
Based on new EPA testing, we officially know that the upcoming 2016 Chevy Volt will carry on that legacy, increasing the fuel efficiency of the Volt by 40 percent over its first-generation counterpart.
The Volt has historically allowed drivers to switch to premium gasoline when the vehicle is in need of re-charging. The new data states that the 2016 Volt will boast 53 miles of pure EV range, as well as 42 mpg, with regular gas.
Regardless, Chevy estimates that Volt drivers conduct 80 percent of their driving without ever having to switch to the gas engine, but it’s nice to know that the gas engine will be functioning better than ever, if needed, and at a lesser cost.
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