The 2015 Chevrolet Volt is the car that you want? Why? You may ask. It is a five door hatchback with a plug in hybrid drive-train. However that is not all, the 2015 Chevrolet Volt is an advanced green car that runs smoothly on electric power for short trips and for longer trips, it can travel without such inconveniences as recharging the battery.
2015 Chevrolet Volt review
This technology is now the second generation of its kind, equipped with two power choices. It offers a more advanced and physically smaller power plant as the new best option. If the power runs out, the Volt recharges as it drives down the road as a result of the gasoline powered engine. Therefore, when fully charged, it has a 300 miles range. This triples the range of a Nissan leaf for instance, which has a range of 80 miles.
The Volt is a pure electric vehicle with zero emissions. This is because, the gas generator won’t require any usage when the volt is driven for less than 45 miles between recharges. However if driven for more than 45 miles in between recharges, the four cylinder engine is used therefore, requiring trips to the gas station.
2015 Chevrolet Volt release date
It is set for release between October and December 2015 as you wait for the 2016 Volt model with all latest advances in battery life, safety and features that accompany the new design.
With a bigger battery, the volt is capable of traveling for 40 miles on pure electric power. It may reach speeds of 100 miles per hour. In addition, the bigger battery pack is recharged in ten hours using a 120 volt outlet.
The 2015 Volt can go for 90 miles on electrical equivalent to energy per gallon of gasoline.
It comes with one basic configuration and skips the trim levels. Therefore drivers select between the different options.
It comes with 17 inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, cruise control, A GM’s Mylink Infotainment System, automatic climate control, touch screen and a remote starter. Heated mirrors and automatic headlights are also standard in the Volt.
The four main option packages for drivers to select from include:
1. Comfort package: it adds heated front seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel.
2. Premium Trim Package: it adds a rear center armrest and leather seats.
3. Enhanced safety package: this is for the safety oriented drivers. It adds a rear-view camera, forward collision warning system and a lane departure system and rear parking sensors.
4. The other package adds the cars audio system with a navigation system. It also add an optional 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
It comes with eight airbags. It is also equipped with the anti-locking brake system, OnStar emergency telematics and stability systems.
Once you are behind the wheel you will notice its superb acceleration. This is due to its high torque output at low-engine speeds. For this reason, it’s a left lane passer. The volt is quiet and smooth and especially when changing to generator mode, it is seamless and this refines the feeling of most driving conditions.
Its suspensions are well tuned and handles well even when taking corners. Its road grip is great and the body roll is minimal.
Its base price is 34, 995 dollars inclusive the mandatory delivery price. It’s also eligible for various federal taxes.
As far as safety comfort and efficiency are concerned, the volt has reached the expectations of many and maybe surpassed others. In this realm of green and technology, this is so far the best option to get around.The volt is an attractive and viable solution in the world of advanced and green motoring.