2016 Chevy Volt Drives On Snow and Ice

It's a little known secret that the Chevy Volt actually handles really well. Sure, it may be a little fat because of the electric batteries, but some people have gone as far as to say that it's fun.
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After a relatively successful first run, Chevrolet is planning to launch a second generation, which is likely going to come out at the Detroit Auto Show in January. It will look like a Corvette, offer much better range and apparently drive on snow and ice like nobody's business.

Given the limitations of electric cars, we doubt Santa Claus will use one for the round-trip around the world later this week. But just in case, the Chevy guys have tuned yet another fun car that can drive over snow and ice.

We just love how they turned something as boring and tedious as winter testing, added fun music and made a cool video that gets you in the winter driving mood.

GM has already revealed the new Volt will be a bit lighter. New batteries co-developed with LG Chem have cut 13 kilograms (30 lbs) from the total weight of the car. They have also been installed lower and take up a little less space, so cargo capacity is up.

The two-motor drivetrain cuts another 45 kilograms (100 lbs) from the total weight of the car and is said to be between 5 and 12% more efficient.

Respect the hybrid tech

2016 Chevy Volts will be among the first models to be based on an all-new D2XX platform, which also underpins the new Cruze sedan, the Opel Astra K and its Buick Verano cousin.

Under the bonnet is a new 1.5-liter range extender that replaces the old 1.4-liter. The unit is newly developed and features direct injection, cooled exhaust gas recirculation, a variable displacement oil pump and a high-compression ratio of 12.5:1.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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