In the US market there is a struggle between two of the most popular eco-friendly cars: Nissan Leaf electric cars and hybrid Chevrolet Volt. Until now, the leader for the Japanese hatchback, but with the release of the second-generation Volt balance of power may change.
The work on the second generation of Chevrolet Volt team American brand guided prompts owners of the first generation. Having collected an impressive amount of information, preferences, wishes and comments of all Americans have identified a list of several aspects: long-range travel, more driving pleasure, more ride and noise isolation. In addition to this storage transferred to charge the battery wires.
The new Volt is equipped with a battery capacity of 18.4 kWh, an internal combustion engine capacity of 1.5 liters and an electric motor. Overall, the power plant has become 45 pounds lighter than its predecessor. From now on, owners of hybrid will accelerate from zero to 96 km / h in just 8.4 seconds (7% efficient), and in electric mode to go 80 miles.
Changed appearance of the car. Chevrolet Volt has received new bumpers, lighting, tinted windows, 17-inch wheels and all-season tires from Michelin. Inside, new materials and finishes, multimedia system MyLink, bluish light and comfortable control authorities. But one of the major changes was the addition of a fifth-place, although it is not distinctive amenities – most likely suitable for children, animals, or for very short trips. Recent same seats are made with comfort.
The list of technologies includes a rearview camera, active safety systems, and 10 airbags. In the sale of the car will be released in the second half of 2015.