Series hybrid – The 2016 Chevy Volt coming to Detroit

08/08/2014

Taking advantage of the experience gained in series hybrid technology with the first-generation Chevrolet Volt and then the Cadillac ELR launched more recently, GM announces with a first teaser that a new Volt is approaching! 
 

Launched in 2010, the Chevrolet Volt was the only hybrid sedan to make the choice of hybridization in series with a combustion engine that serves as range extender. A technological solution then pursued with the Cadillac ELR. 



For the record most hybrids that we know are parallel hybrids like the Prius for example with an electric motor which assists the combustion engine, not the other way around. 

The Volt had therefore a larger battery providing it a greater range and closer to PHEVs. 
 

Thanks to these arguments the Volt has been sold to over 65,000 units in the United States and according to GM, 63% of the owners only use the electric mode (battery range up to 80km) 

So, it is with great interest that we learn that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be presented at the next Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2015) but for now we can only have to a simple teaser without more information. 
To be continued! 

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