The autonomy of the all-electric Chevrolet Volt is about 60 km. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has revealed that she would be between 80 and 96 km on the expected next generation in 2017.
Chevrolet needs to give a boost to sales of the Volt. Suddenly, the American manufacturer ensures challenge to improve its characteristics.
Last Tuesday, a subsidiary of General Motors announced a price reduction of $ 5,000 for the 2014 version that is about to be marketed overseas. Now it is the autonomy of the future generation is discussed.
Dan Akerson has prepared a roadmap for the next Volt which he announces the launch in three to four years. The CEO of General Motors revealed to Bloomberg that it would receive greater autonomy in all-electric mode.
According to him, the next generation of the Volt will be able to go on electric power alone between 50 and 60 miles, or 80 to about 96 km. It would be a gain of 30% for a model that has an all-electric range of 60 km while the total range with range extender is 500 km away.