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The Chevy Bolt EV and Volt Plug-In Hybrid Are Better Than Ever

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Ever wondered what the landscape was like for electric cars? For those that want to have more fuel efficient vehicles, there’s plenty Chevy has to help make that dream a reality. The 2019 Chevrolet Volt and 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV offer top-notch solutions that make them more attractive to those who are ready to take the next step and go with an electrified vehicle. Not only will owners save on gas expensditures, they both have a low price point. The Volt is priced from $34,395, while the Bolt EV is priced from $36,620 (plus destination fee). There’s defining perks and differences to each vehicle, and we’ll get into them right now.

Similarities Between the Bolt and Volt

Owners of either vehicle are going to have some of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the planet. There’s no doubt there about their benefits towards helping reduce the carbon footprint left behind for owners as well as saving thousands over the course of owning either of these vehicles. How much of savings? Over $5,000 in five years of driving for the Bolt EV and up to $4,500 of savings on gas over five years for the Chevy Volt, when compared to other vehicles.

The Bolt and Volt share the same LT and Premier trim name, with the Premier being the luxury trim on both models. They both come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features and have a large display as apart of their infotainment center. The Bolt EV carries a 10.2-inch display, while the Volt comes with an updated 8-inch display. They are modern and sleek interiors with standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots and are spacious throughout, carrying generous legroom for guests. They offer a quiet cabin, quality parts and will make any commute comfortable for drivers.

Both vehicles also gain the same government incentives for owners who purchase either of these cars, saving owners even more money! The U.S. federal government and a number of states offer financial incentives, including tax credits. The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax credit ranges from $2,500 to $7,500 for new plug-in hybrids and EVs purchased for use in the U.S.. Consumers can then use this credit to pay less taxes on that tax year (filed the following year). Both of these vehicles qualify for the maximum amount of $7500.

Differences Between the Bolt and Volt

The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV has an incredible 238-mile range by using the 60 kWh 350-Volt battery alone. The 128 city and 110 highway MPGe offered by the Bolt EV are remarkable and produce zero emissions. The Bolt EV Premier trim adds leather-seating, chrome accents and heated rear seating. The latest edition will include new paint colors like Green Mist Metallic, Shock, Slate Gray Metallic, and Shock Yellow but there’s no official word on whether every color will be available for all trims. The Bolt EV provides 17 cubic feet of trunk space as opposed to the Volt that only offers 10.6 cubic feet.

For those that can’t wait to see the latest third-generation 2019 Chevy Bolt, we’re just as excited to find out more about it as well. One thing we do know is the 2019 Chevy Bolt boasts 200 horsepower with 266 lb-ft of torque, while the 2019 Chevy Volt increases that number up to 294 lb-ft of torque with 149 horsepower.

The 2019 Chevy Volt is powered by a 18.4 kWh 300-Volt lithium-ion battery that has a battery-only range of 53 miles, but a 420 total mile range with a full charge and full 9-gallon tank. The best thing about both vehicles is the improved charging time that is provided by the new 7.2 KW charging system that is standard on the Premier trim and available for the LT trim. There’s no doubt this is part of the reason fans of the Chevrolet products are driving these vehicles.

They Both Require Charging, But Differ In Results

Both vehicles also gain the same government incentives for owners who purchase either of these cars, saving owners even more money! The U.S. federal government and a number of states offer financial incentives, including tax credits, for lowering the up-front costs of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as well as electric cars (EVs). The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax credit is for $2,500 to $7,500 per new EV purchased for use in the U.S., which both of these vehicles qualify.

The Bolt EV is purely an electronic-vehicle that charges in 9.3 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. This all-electric car is capable of providing up to 238 miles off a single charge, which is nothing short of remarkable. The choice is up to the owner for which vehicle they want to own. The new 2019 Chevy Volt is due to roll out in stores in fall 2018. The 2018 Chevy Bolt is already for sale, but the new 2019 is expected for winter 2018.

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2019 Chevy Volt Impresses With New Enhancements

2019 Chevy Volt Release, Specs and Review 

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Chevrolet announced changes to their upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Volt with refinements that greatly improved the charging rate, reducing the amount of time by almost half. This means drivers can now charge their battery in half the time versus using the 3.6 kW charging system, thanks to the brand new 7.2 kW charging system. This move not only provides a greater yield per charge, but makes the Chevy Volt a better investment as a result. By improving the time to fully charge the battery in just 2.3 hours with a 240-volt outlet and supporting hardware, drivers can worry less about charging their plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Commenting on the practicality of this new charging system, Jesse Ortega, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Electric Vehicles, remarked about the advancements being done by Chevy.

“With about twice the range added during 240V Level 2 charging sessions, the 2019 Volt’s 7.2 kW system makes opportunity charging more worthwhile. It effectively extends the vehicle’s all-electric driving range, while providing about twice the range for the money when plugging in at public facilities that charge by the hour.”

The upcoming Chevy Volt will provide customers with a 53 mile pure EV range and have a fuel economy of 106 MPGe. For consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprint in a large way, this is the kind of vehicle that makes that possible. As the Volt’s battery gets closer to running out, the gas-powered generator turns on to help push the driving range ahead. On a full tank of gas and a completely charged battery, Volt customers can get a remarkable total range of 420 miles before needing to recharge or add more gas.

Further Enhancements

This great enhancement improvement will be standard for the 2019 Chevy Volt Premier trim and available for the LT trim. However improved, faster charging is not the only upgrade; Chevrolet has gone all out to improve the latest Volt. The Chevy Volt provides options to help drivers around the world in differing climates. For drivers in cool climates that hope to use as small amount of gas as possible, the new Chevrolet Volt offers an automatic engine-assisted heating system that can turn down temperatures to minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit / 25 degrees Celsius. This will allow drivers to only use the electric components of the vehicle.

Further boosting the EV range is the latest technology that provides increased regenerative braking capabilities. When a driver either lifts their foot from the accelerator or press on the brake pedal, the main drive motor temporarily operates as a generator, working to partially recharge the battery bank. In a feature known as Low and Regen on Demand, this update helps provide the 2019 Chevy Volt with its class-leading EV range. Further enhancements also go into a Energy App that is implemented into the 8-inch color touchscreen that shows a driver their driving style, route and current weather conditions. This takes management of EV monitoring to a whole new level and provides drivers access to how their driving habits affect their EV habits. A digital rear view camera replaces the previous analog system and a brand new driver-switchable Adaptive Cruise Control provides the option of conventional cruise control or adaptive cruise control. A wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones is another new feature that helps enhance the 2019 Chevy Volt.

“The 2019 Volt’s enhancements give customers more of what they love with the vehicle and make it even more useful as an everyday electric vehicle,” said Ortega. “It’s a more seamless experience than ever.”

The latest Chevy Volt will be available for customers in the fall of 2018.

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