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More Range for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt 

The Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system delivers 53 miles of pure EV range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40 per cent improvement over the first-generation Volt.

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    The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended range, showcasing a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration.

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is engineered to offer customers more of what they want: range, range and more range.

The Volt’s all-new second-generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system delivers 53 miles of pure EV range, based on EPA testing. That is nearly a 40 per cent improvement over the first-generation Volt.

Chevrolet expects many next-generation Volt owners will use power solely from their batteries for more than 90 per cent of trips. Today, Volt owners use battery power on 80 per cent of their trips.

This means the average Volt owner could expect to travel well over 1,000 miles between gas fill ups, if they charge regularly.

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For the first 53 miles, the Volt can drive gas and tailpipe-emissions free using a full charge of electricity stored in its new 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, rated at a combined 106 MPGe, or gasoline equivalent.

When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range for a total of 420 miles on a full tank.

The next-generation Volt’s new 1.5-litre range-extender, designed to use regular unleaded fuel, offers a combined EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of (US) 42 mpg.

Data shows that drivers of the first-generation Volt achieved, and often exceeded, the published EPA-estimated mileage.

Chevrolet expects the same label-exceeding result with the next-generation Volt.

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