Chevrolet's second generation Volt is an all around improvement on the already great first generation 2010-2015 models. Some of the luxurious features on this Premier trim Volt include: Front and rear heated seats; a heated steering wheel; two-tone leather interior; bluetooth connectivity, USB input, and 3.5mm input jack; rearview backup camera with parking sensors and an automatic parallel parking feature; cruise control; and four driving modes. Our own additions include Weathertech floor mats in the front seats and the rear cargo area. We always deliver a freshly vacuumed and recently washed vehicle. Cruise the town in style or plan a fuel-efficient road trip with our Volt that gets up to 45 mpg in the city and 43 on the highway, including an 18kWh battery for 50-65 miles of pure electric driving depending upon your driving style and city/hwy mix.
Rear heated seats
Parallel park assist
OnStar automatic crash response
Remote start key fob
Heated steering wheel
Siri eyes free
When my wife or another driver is available to accompany me, the Volt will be delivered to your selected address and we will drive ourselves home. If a second driver is not available, but my schedule allows for me to pick you up at your selected address, I will pick you up and drive myself home where we will start your trip by taking pre-trip photos and documenting mileage. Airport pickups will be curbside outside of baggage claim unless you designate elsewhere.
No smoking or pets.
Why does the mileage from the gas engine vary between 36 and 43 mpg?
The efficiency of this car whether on electric charge or gasoline is highly dependent upon your driving style. Jackrabbit starts, as fun as they are in this car, will decrease your range faster than controlled, steady acceleration. Likewise, hard, last-second braking will recoup less energy than coasting to stop signs/lights and light, controlled braking.
I've heard electric cars get worse mileage in the winter. What does the mileage look like for your Volt from November-March?
The mileage from the gas engine takes a small, almost unnoticeable dip (about 1 mpg less). The range from the battery is noticeably less (about 48 with my driving style in the winter vs. 65 in the summertime). Depending on how far you are driving between full charges, you can employ an energy-saving strategy that I have developed over the past two winters.
One of the driving modes this car has is "Hold" which will force the car to use the internal combustion engine (ICE) and "bank" the current amount of electric miles for later use. Toggling between normal and hold modes to run the engine for 5-10 minutes at a time will allow the climate control system to be run on the most efficient "fan only" setting while still producing heat from the warmed engine block. This keeps the car from relying on the much less efficient electric heating element.
How do I charge this electric car?
The Volt comes equipped with a portable 110V (standard wall outlet) charger. The charger is tucked away in a side compartment in the cargo area. Unwind the cord and be sure to plug the charger into the wall before placing the plug into the car's charging port. The charging port is a press to open/close door on the driver's side. Once you have plugged in to the car you will hear a beep to confirm charging has begun and will see a green light flash in accordance with the battery's charge level (1 flash = 25% or less, 2 flashes = 50% or less, 3 flashes = 75% or less, and solid green indicates charging is complete). Expect the car to charge at a rate of about 4 miles per hour (12-14 hours for a 0-full charge).
If you can find a public charging station (hopefully a free one), these typically charge at the 220V rate which is roughly 4 times faster than the standard "at home" 110V charging. Expect the car to charge at a rate of about 13 miles per hour (4 hours for a 0-full charge).