The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will offer enhanced range and performance, thanks to a lighter and more efficient drivetrain. The all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle propulsion system will allow Volt owners to drive more than 1,000 miles between gasoline fill-ups with a total estimated driving range exceeding 400 miles.
Featuring a new, 192-cell/18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and new, 111-kW two-motor drive unit, the Voltec system is up to 12 percent more efficient and approximately 100 pounds lighter than the previous system. It goes from 0-60 in 8.4 seconds.
Practically every element and component of the Voltec system, which includes the battery, drive unit, range-extending engine and power electronics, is new or improved.