New System Will Allow 2019 Chevrolet Volt to Charge Twice as Fast
When using Level 2 charging facilities, the 2019 Volt, which has an all-electric range of 53 miles, will be able to completely recharge in 2.3 hours. (Electric car chargers are available in three levels. Level 2 is in the middle, using a 240-volt plug and offering 10 to 20 miles of range per hour of charging.)
The Volt’s new charging system “effectively extends the vehicle’s all-electric driving range, while providing about twice the range for the money when plugging in at public facilities that charge by the hour,” said Jesse Ortega, chief engineer for Chevrolet Electric Vehicles.
The new 7.2-kilowatt charging system will be standard on the Volt’s Premier trim. It will be available on the LT trim, which keeps the previous 3.6-kilowatt system as standard.
In another change that will improve all-electric performance, owners will have the option to adjust the 2019 Volt’s automatic engine-assisted heating system so it activates at a much lower temperature.
The 2019 Volt will also include Low and Regen on Demand settings to improve the vehicle’s regenerative braking capability, smoothness, and efficiency.
Meanwhile, the Volt’s new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with 8-inch color touchscreen will feature an Energy App to help drivers maximize the vehicle’s range and efficiency.
Other changes for the 2019 Chevrolet Volt include an updated pedestrian alert system, a digital rearview camera, driver-switchable cruise control options, and an available six-way power driver’s seat. Buyers will also have a new color choice: Pacific Blue Metallic.
News Source: Energy.gov
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