2015 Chevrolet Volt Plug-in Hybrid

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that will let you travel long distance between charges and fuel fill-ups. Its price starts at $34,995. Now, let’s say more details about this green vehicle.

front view

Exterior and Interior Design

As you can notice from the photos posted here, the front end is lower than the rear end. This is good, because the 2015 Chevrolet Volt can achieve a low drag coefficient. Its aerodynamical look boosts its performance and increases travel range. The front grille is closed with silver plates. The bi-functional halogen headlights are sharp and look very attractive. Around back, the flowing glass panel increases visibility and can be opened as a liftgate. The trunk comes with a mounted rear spoiler, positioned just above the LED taillights, which are not as attractive as the headlights. There is no visible exhaust tip, but it does exist, it is hidden under the car. It also comes with a choice of 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels.

rear view

Interior of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt looks quite modern, almost futuristic. It is one of the first vehicles to feature modern technology, such as the electrostatic buttons and switches, which are similar to the capacitive buttons found on many smartphones. There’s also a 7-inch touch display in the center stack. All the info can be shown either on this screen or on the digital instrument cluster behind the multifunctional steering wheel. Only four people can travel in this car, however, the cabin might be tight to some taller persons. The seats are very comfortable, though. On the other hand, there is enough storage space behind the rear seats. The storage area can be increased when the seats are folded.


Hybrid Engine, Specs, Performance

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid vehicle, meaning that it is powered by both a conventional engine and electric motor. The 1.4-liter I-4 petrol unit delivers 84 horsepower and 67 lb-ft of torque, powering a generator that produces electricity, and sending its power to the front axle via a multi-mode electric transaxle transmission. The electric motor generates 149 horses and 273 pound-feet of twist. Capacity of the Li-ion battery has been increased to 17.1 kWh, however, the car’s electric-only travel range remains at 38 miles. It can travel up to 380 miles with full tank. The car is rated at 98 MPGe on electricity, while on petrol power it is EPA rated at 35 miles per gallon in the cities, 40 mpg on the highways, and 37 mpg combined. Its max speed is limited to 100 mph, while 0-60 mph time is achieved in 8.7 seconds.

petrol engine and electric motor

2015 Chevrolet Volt Price

The good news is that the price of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt Plug-in Hybrid hasn’t been changed for the current model year. Its price starts at $34,995, including all the fees. But you should know that it comes only with standard equipment (no navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, nor improved multimedia system).

2015 Chevrolet Volt PHEV

2016 Chevy Volt Release Date

And what about the future models? There are no official details on the new engines and electric motors, but those units will be upgraded for sure, and offer better performance. The automaker also wants to increase travel range on electricity only. Great news is that the 2016 Volt will be cheaper for about $10,000. It will go on sale by the end of this year.

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