2016 Chevrolet Volt Will Get 53 Miles of Electric Range

Sales of electric vehicles are increasing around the world and the US is no exception. Sure, the pace with which this is all happening might be a bit disappointing but we’ll take what we can get. Chevrolet isn’t impervious to all of this, no matter what you may think.
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With the world focused on what Tesla is doing, a lot of people seem to forget that they are, after all, a rather small car maker in comparison to other names out there. Therefore, bigger manufacturers can make a directly proportionate difference if they just step on the gas a little.

GM is seemingly looking into this and the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will apparently get an increase in electric-only range of 15 extra miles. That’s right, according to GM Authority, the new version will have an EV range of 53 miles (85 km) in total.

The numbers are coming in from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the gasoline-and-battery powered sedan and they are helping its case in the segment.

Just yesterday we were telling you that the BMW i3 was rated as the most eco-friendly luxury car in the US and it seems like the Volt wants to reach similar heights in terms of MPGe figures.

The 2016 Volt is supposed to achieve a fuel-economy rating of 106 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) which would be extremely close to the Tesla Model S’s 101/102/101 numbers. Unfortunately, it’s still behind the BMW with its incredible 137/111/124 MPGe.

For 2016, the Chevrolet Volt will start around $34,000 but you could cut as much as $7,500 off that price tag thanks to government grants. That makes the Chevy a lot cheaper than the car we compared it against here and an excellent choice for anyone looking for a more eco-friendly alternative.
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