Chevy Volt Gets Minor Improvements for 2012

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The Environmental Protection Agency has released the new EPA sticker for the mildly-refreshed Chevrolet Volt. The main highlights are a small increase in the car’s all-electric range, courtesy of a 0.5 kWh increase in the battery capacity which now stands at 16.5 kWh.
The car is now slightly more efficient too, with a 5 MPGe improvement, from 93 MPGe to 98 MPGe and it can travel for longer on a single charge, now up to 56 km (35 miles). Other changes include a new “EV Hold Mode” which forces the use of the 1.4-liter engine, in order to preserve the juice already stored in the battery pack - a feature which is also available on the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera. Another addition will be a lane departure warning system, now commonplace among the tech-savy European manufacturers.

Good news for those who didn’t really like black trunk and roof - Chevrolet are ditching both, and the car is all the better for it, if you ask us.
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