2016 Chevrolet Volt Raises Peak Charge Power
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is expected to get a boost to its peak charge power.
According to a recent report, the 2016 Volt will see its peak plug-in charge power jump from 3.3 kW to 3.6 kW marking a nine percent increase. The change won’t yield a noticeable difference for owners charging with a “Level 1” trickle charger because they wouldn’t even reach into the current car’s 3.3 kW capacity, but it will make a significant difference for anyone using a “Level 2” charger that operates at between 208 and 240 volts.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will make its official debut at next year’s Detroit Auto Show, so expect to hear plenty of details in the coming months as the American automaker will surely want to get the buzz going for its next-generation PHEV.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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