Just when people were getting used to the idea of the Chevrolet Volt and we got to see more and more of them on the roads, the Americans have updated it.
The 2013 Chevrolet Volt is supposed to be a facelift but don’t worry, it’s an almost identical car to the earlier version of the extended range EV.
Only one important change comes along in the updated 2013 Chevrolet Volt but it’s quite a significant one, or rather, it’s in a significant area.
According to Chevrolet, the Volt will manage slightly better range on battery power alone and it also get a better combined fuel economy.
According to the EPA, the guys over at Chevrolet are not lying. The new sticker they announced for the Volt states 38 miles and 98 MPGe.
That means you can go for one extra mile when travelling on electrons alone and you can manage 5 more MPGe when they aren’t the only energy burned off.
As you’d imagine, the difference is to be found in a few alterations to the battery pack which make for higher capacity at 16.5 kWh.
That translates into the actually usable capacity of the Volt’s battery being 10.8 kWh now, compared to the original 10.3.
Thankfully, the 2013 Chevrolet Volt will retain the recently awarded car pool lane acceptance without the actually need to have more than one person on board.
Let’s hope that the new battery updates will help the Chevrolet Volt stray away from any future problems like the recent ones it’s been having.