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Whether you want a diesel sedan that will take you more than 800 miles between fill-ups or an electric-only vehicle that has just enough power for your morning commute, there’s something out there that meets your needs. Somewhere between those two extremes is the 2015 Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in electric hybrid that offers electric-vehicle benefits like gasoline-free commutes, without the restriction of being tethered to a plug for long journeys.
The 2015 Chevrolet Volt is an upscale midsize car that gains standard OnStar 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hot spot this year. The 2015 Chevrolet Volt is powered by a lithium-ion battery and two electric motors that together make 149 horsepower. When the battery’s charge is depleted, a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine engages and acts as an electrical generator for the motors. Front-wheel drive is standard. Operating solely on electricity, the 2015 Chevrolet Volt earns an EPA-estimated 98 mpg-e (miles per gallon-equivalent) and has an all-electric driving range of 38 miles. When the engine is engaged, the Volt returns 37 mpg combined city/highway. Charging time varies from four hours with a 240-volt outlet to 10-16 hours with a 120-volt outlet.
2015 Chevrolet Volt Price
Pricing for the new 2015 Chevrolet Volt has been set at $33,286 – $33,286 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Chevrolet Volt we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2015 Chevrolet Volt Interior
While the lines of the 2015 Chevy Volt are now familiar in coastal areas receptive to plug-in electric cars, they’re still a rare sight in parts of the nation’s heartland where pickup trucks dominate and long-distance drives are routinely covered in three-ton gasoline or diesel-fueled vehicles.
The lines of the Volt are chunky, with a low roof, a high cowl, a high tail with a blunt back end, and slab sides all in the service of aerodynamics, since reducing wind resistance is paramount in electric cars to reduce energy use. The narrow glass openings appear taller due to glossy black trim panels on the doors just below the windows, a visual trick that gives the impression of larger windows especially on light-colored Volts.
Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lamps, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, remote ignition, automatic climate control, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, OnStar emergency communications, in-car WiFi, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Chevy’s MyLink system (which includes voice-controlled audio functions and smartphone integration) and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB interface.
For 2015, the Volt gets one minor upgrade (the addition of optional 4G LTE connectivity) as well as a marginally larger-capacity battery pack. But the $35,000 base model of the Volt includes neither navigation nor a particularly good audio system–it’s simply AM/FM/CD. The DVD/navigation system costs a startling $1,995 extra. Even the energy-efficient Bose audio system which includes satellite radio, MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity, and the ability to show DVDs, plus 30 GB of music storage space on a 60-GB hard drive–adds $495. Other options include quite nice polished alloy wheels and a few special paint colors.
The 2015 Chevrolet Volt seats four and comes standard with a new OnStar 4G LTE system with a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, which includes a three-month, three-gigabyte data trial subscription. Other standard features include a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel that tilts and telescopes and Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, which offers Bluetooth, Pandora, Stitcher and voice recognition for smartphone and audio functions. Heated front seats, leather upholstery, a Bose premium audio system with seven speakers, navigation, a rearview camera, forward collision alert, lane departure warning and front park assist are available.
2015 Chevrolet Volt Exterior
The 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth model year, remains the first ever high-volume electric car from General Motors. It’s a five-door compact hatchback with four seats that combines around 40 miles of battery power with a small range extending gasoline engine that produces electricity to give the Volt unlimited range for longer trips.
Standard safety features on the 2015 Chevrolet Volt include antilock brakes, stability control, front seat side-impact airbags, front knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
This first-generation Volt remains a low-volume car, with roughly 23,000 sold in each of the last two years or just slightly more than the number of Cruze compact sedans Chevy sells in a single month. Popular in states and regions with electric-car incentives, including California, the Volt remains a rarity in other regions. Both those facts contribute to continuing confusion over how the Volt works and the myth that still crops up that it can only go 40 miles at a time. Whether it’s been bad marketing, bad reporting, or the brand-new powertrain concept, many buyers simply don’t “get” the Volt–or why its owners would be so astoundingly passionate about it and many dealers make no effort to help them along.
It’s what’s under the hood that makes the Volt special, of course. The 2015 Volt remains one of a pair of GM vehicles using the Voltec range-extended electric powertrain (the other is the very low-volume Cadillac ELR coupe). Using a gasoline engine as a backup for longer distances makes the Volt different a battery-electric car that can only be “refueled” by plugging it in to recharge closer to that of a hybrid. And while its 38 miles of rated electric range may seem very low, it’s enough for almost 80 percent of the journeys made by U.S. vehicles. For the rest, the engine gives unlimited range at the cost of a 10-minute fill-up. But Volt owners report that they cover 65 to 80 percent of their total miles on grid electricity and, on average, visit the gas station every 900 miles, or just once a month.
2015 Chevrolet Volt Engine
The Volt’s lithium-ion battery pack, shaped like a giant T, is mounted in the large tunnel between the front seats and extends underneath the rear seats. For 2015, it holds incrementally more energy 17.1 kilowatt-hours than last year’s 16.5 kWh. While its EPA-rated range of 38 miles remains the same, owners may find it can go slightly further on battery power in real-world use than the 2014 model. Once that range depletes the battery, the 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine switches on to power a generator that produces more electricity to keep the Volt going for another 250-plus miles.
The front-wheel-drive 2015 Chevrolet Volt is powered primarily by an electric motor that puts out 149 horsepower (111 kilowatts) and 273 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor is fed by a 16 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery pack until the battery charge is 70 percent depleted, at which point the Volt’s 83-hp, 1.4-liter four-cylinder, gasoline-fueled engine springs to life to power the electric motor. The engine is used primarily as an electricity generator to power the electric drive motor, though in some situations it can also kick in to boost the car’s performance. There are Normal, Hold, Sport and Mountain modes designed to maximize the powertrain’s performance and efficiency in different situations.
The front wheels of the 2015 Volt are powered by a 111-kilowatt (149-horsepower) electric motor. When the battery is depleted after 35 or 40 miles, the Volt’s 1.4-liter four-cylinder range-extending engine switches on, to power a 54-kW generator that produces electricity. That electricity continues to run the electric motor that powers the car.
Meanwhile, a Volt can be plugged in for 8 to 10 hours to recharge its battery on standard 120-Volt household current. If you use a 240-Volt Level 2 charging station, it takes about half that time.
On the road, a Volt accelerates briskly (and quietly), rides and drives well, copes with corners adeptly due to the low position of the heavy battery pack. The electric power delivery is seamless, with no steps as the transmission shifts, and like any electric car, the Volt is quiet on the road, with tire and wind noise more apparent when engine noise is absent.