The 2019 Volt arrives this fall, and it’ll be coming with a more efficient 7.2 kW charging system. According to Chevrolet, the 2019 Chevy Volt charge time has effectively been cut in half because the Volt now gets twice the amount all-electric driving range per hour of charge compared to the outgoing Volt.
This new 7.2 kW charging system is standard on Volt Premier models and available on LT models; the 3.6 kW charger remains the standard option for the Volt LT, however. This new system can give the Volt a complete charge in just 2.3 hours when using a 240-volt outlet.
“With about twice the range added during 240V Level 2 charging sessions, the 2019 Volt’s 7.2 kW system makes opportunity charging more worthwhile,” explained Jesse Ortega, chief engineer, Chevrolet Electric Vehicles. Opportunity charging refers to plugging your vehicle in at a destination to take advantage of it while you do something else, like charging it in the city while you are shopping. “It 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.”
The 2019 Chevy Volt can deliver an EPA-estimated 53 miles of pure electric driving range on a single full charge; that is 106 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent). If the Volt battery is running low, drivers can rely on the gas-powered generator, which extends the range to 420 miles with a full tank of gas.
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