Production of 2017 Chevrolet Volt has began
Will the Volt take the number 1 position from Tesla Model S in the USA?
In the USA the Volt was the most sold plug-in car in the years of 2012 and 2013. Then in 2014 the Nissan Leaf took the lead. In 2015, the luxury electric car Tesla Model S was the number one.
Now we have the second generation Chevrolet Volt as a strong contender for the most sold plug-in car title in the USA.
The EPA range has improved from 38 to 53 electric miles and the recently added Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Automatic Braking are great features to have. Unlike the 2016 MY, the 2017 MY will be available in all states.
The first deliveries are expect to happen during this month. Some lucky users of gm-volt forum are getting TWP (Target Production Week) pointing to the next weeks.
When the production and delivery of the new Chevy Volt and 30 kWh Leaf are in full speed, big price drops will happen. Not only because the Chevy Bolt is coming, but also because BMW i3, Ford Focus Electric and Volkswagen e-Golf will join the party in the summer with bigger batteries and more range.
2016 will be a great year for electric cars, two major obstacles will start to be overcome, high prices and low ranges.
The sad part is that the new generation Volt isn’t available in Europe.