Newer additions are being witnessed in the electric hybrid car segment. With emission controls becoming more stringent in every continent and gas prices soaring, it is not surprising to see buyers opting for cars like the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and the hugely popular Tesla Model S.
While the Tesla offering is completely electric and has great mileage without relying on gasoline, the pricing is an important factor that deters people from going for it. The upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt, an electric hybrid sedan aims to fill up this empty space. The problem with hybrid cars released in the past was most of them lacked the style. Besides, they were extremely low on fuel efficiency offering 30 miles or so before switching onto the petrol engine.
The upcoming Volt addresses both these issues and is set to improve on its successful predecessor. The 2016 model is powered by a 1.5liter direct injected high efficiency engine and is even equipped with a generator. The generator makes use of the available gasoline to create a current which charges the battery and allows the drivers to go longer without having to switch to the conventional engine. It uses two different electric motors combined together to offer the best efficiency on the road.
According to the manufacturer, the Volt is extremely silent and well-designed for the everyday commuter. It renders a decent 101 horsepower with the help of the dual electric motors and has a 1.5-liter gasoline engine. When both of these are combined together, it increases to 149 horsepower. Despite three different engines operating at once, the car is expected to be extremely silent during operation. The company has used direct injection engine which allowed them to keep the rpm lower for a noise free ride.
While there are not many charging stations that you could make use of, plans are on to tie up with multiple third party dealers to set them up on the highways. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric hybrid car can recharge its motor to its full extent within 4.5 hours by using a 240-volt charging station. The car can run up to 53 miles on battery power before switching to gasoline mode. When you have a full battery and a complete tank, the Volt can run non-stop for 420 miles.
The hybrid car has great exteriors which should make it more appealing to buyers and it has good acceleration capacity to move 0 to 60 in 8.4 seconds. The entry level variant is priced at $33, 995.