By David McNew/Inverse article Chevy has released the full range of its newest electric vehicle, the Volt.
The Volt is the company’s latest and most powerful electric vehicle to date.
It’s also the first car in its line to come with a fully electric battery pack.
The company is launching the Volt in two models.
The base model, the $30,000 Volt SE, is available now for the US and Canada.
It starts with a base price of $29,900 and includes an all-electric motor and battery pack, plus a 2.3-liter EcoBoost diesel engine and an array of features like Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, heated and ventilated seats, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a touchscreen.
The car comes standard with a seven-speaker stereo system and a six.6-inch screen.
The $35,000 and $50,000 variants will launch later this year, respectively.
The price of the Volt SE starts at $29.9k, but there’s a $2,500 discount for pre-orders.
The company will begin selling the Volt next month in the US.
The new generation Volt has a smaller footprint, a higher level of refinement, a larger battery pack and more power.
The battery pack has been significantly beefed up to deliver 400 miles per charge, compared to its predecessor, the 1,200-mile Volt.
The Volt SE also has a sixkWh battery, while the 1.5kWh Volt had a 4kWh capacity.
The Chevrolet Volt’s most notable upgrade is the 2.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack that comes standard.
It now provides a full 200 miles of range on a single charge, and the new version also offers a 30kWh backup battery.
There’s also an optional battery pack for $6,500, which is rated at 1,500 miles of road-to-infrastructure range.
The car’s interior has also been upgraded, including a “virtual steering wheel,” which offers a visual cue to the driver that the vehicle is in a “safe mode,” a new “sensor bar” that displays driving information, and more.
The driver also has the option of wearing a steering wheel monitor, which displays speed and road speed.
The interior’s buttons are now colored blue and red, while on the top of the dashboard, the company has red, yellow, and green icons for the buttons to indicate they’re on the “safe” position.
The front and rear seats are also color-matched.
The rear seats have also been changed to an “immersive” mode, which offers virtual-reality goggles that enable you to take in the view of the car’s surroundings.
The seats also feature “virtual wallpapers” that change color when the car is moving.
The head-up display now has a new color that’s more orange, red, and blue than the standard display.
The “virtual windshield” has also gotten a facelift, adding two rows of digital displays in the center of the instrument cluster.
The new display displays the current speed and distance to the nearest stop sign, and is accompanied by a “pedestrian alert” that informs the driver if a pedestrian has just crossed the street.
The interior also gets a lot of attention, with a large “V” logo in the middle of the dash and the word “EV” in the top left corner.
The dash is also now black and white, with the company saying that “the V logo and the ‘EV’ are both based on the colors of the Tesla logo and Tesla’s electric badge.”
The interior is designed with a number of new features, including:• A new display for the instrument panel, including the steering wheel indicator and a large virtual windshield with a map of the road ahead.• A “virtual cockpit” for driving and navigation with a virtual instrument cluster and a digital instrument cluster screen.• An “in-dash computer” with a digital menu and access to a remote device with “navigation options.”• The addition of a new digital display for “vehicle speed, temperature, and engine RPM.”
The new Volt also includes a more advanced “safety” mode for the driver, which lets the car turn itself off if it senses a hazard.
The mode can be turned on by simply holding down the “start” button on the center console.
The center console also now has an auto-dimming display, so the car can be left on its seat without waking the driver up.
This new EV will be the first electric car to come to the US from GM, but the company is also launching the brand’s first-ever “portfolio” electric vehicle in the form of the Chevy Bolt EV, which will go on sale in 2019.
GM will also be making the first ever mass-market EV in 2018.