Chevrolet Volt

The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid (or extended range electric vehicle), powered by an 111kW (149hp) electric motor and and 84hp gasoline engine. The Volt’s 18.4kWh battery will propel the car 53 miles before the gasoline engine kicks in for an additional 367 miles, and a total of 420 miles of range.  The second generation Volt is now available, which includes many improvements such as longer range, reduce price, and seating for five.  In hybrid mode, the Volt will achieve 42 MPG, while in electric mode the Volt will consume 31kWh/100 mi (106 MPG equivalent).  The 2017 Volt features optional adaptive cruise control, heated leather seats and steering wheel, Apple CarPlay, LED headlights, and an 8-inch LCD display.

  • Vehicle Type: Cars, Four-Door Hatchback
  • Drivetrain: PHEV
  • Electric Range: 53 mi
  • Total Range: 420 mi
  • Top Speed: 100 mph
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Connector Type(s):
  • Price (USD): $33,220
  • Vehicle Website: Chevrolet Volt
  • Sources: Specs Sheet, Fuel Economy
  • CVRP Eligible
8 comments on “Chevrolet Volt”
  1. Jeff U'Ren says:

    The “range” displayed here is not accurate and would deter most people from getting the car.
    The range for the Gen 2 Chevy Volt is 53 mi battery, 420 mi total range.

    1. John U'ren says:

      Hi Mr. U’Ren,

      Thank you for your interest! We appreciate your help in keeping our website as up-to-date and accurate as possible. Please note that the description for the Chevy Volt has been updated to include the full battery+gasoline range of the vehicle. Thank you!

      1. Mark Renburke says:

        Many people skip/skim description and head straight to “Specs”. That needs to include Total Range, and/or a breakout of EV range and hybrid range.

  2. Charlie Weston says:

    Peoples’ evaluation of BEV or a PHEV should be based on a notion of what’s the average number of miles that they drive on an average day. A PHEV like the Volt obviously will give the optimum performance for people with an average mileage of 53 miles or 106 miles if they can charge up at their place of work. But absent the daytime charge, the guy with a 75-mile day will burn gas for 22 miles or about half a gallon.

    If he needs to log a 500-mile trip one day for a longer trip, he’ll do 53 miles on electric and the remaining 447 miles on gas, burning maybe 10..5 gallons for an average 47-48 mpg.

  3. Victoria Wu says:

    I drive 70 miles round-trip for my daily commute, and I love my second-generation Volt. I can charge the car at work if I can park close enough to an outlet. The acceleration with the electric power is zippy! Winning!

  4. Lucky Calier says:

    Luckily my company provides free charge station, and my round-trip to work is about 25 miles. So virtually I don’t need to use any gas. Don’t know when to fill the tank yet.

  5. G. Wegner says:

    As a 2017 Volt owner, I suggest the following corrections to the information about this car:

    — In the Description, the gas engine should be listed as 101hp (the first-generation Volt was 84hp).
    — In the last sentence of the Description, separate leather seats from heated seats/steering wheel. It is possible to have heated seats/steering wheel without leather seats. I love my heated cloth seats!
    — In the Specs, change Top Speed to 98 mph to match Chevy’s specs.

    Thanks for providing this site to encourage others to adopt the premium EV driving experience.

  6. G. Wegner says:

    The Specs for the 2017 Volt should also include the Connector Type: J1772.

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