The first American production automobile featuring a plug-in hybrid, gasoline-electric powertrain, the sophomore year of the Chevrolet Volt comes after a whirlwind debut in late 2010. For 2012, the Chevrolet Volt aerodynamic exterior will continue to make a familiar presence on roadways as a four-door sedan. An innovative transportation choice; the 2012 Chevrolet Volt is primarily powered by a 111-kilowatt electric motor. Running on electrical power stored in a specialized lithium-ion battery pack, the 2012 Volt achieves up to 35 miles of driving. When electric power of the lithium-ion battery is exhausted, a 1.4 liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine continues to offer fuel-efficient driving to the front wheels. When electric and gasoline power is both utilized, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt can reach a maximum range of 379 miles. All 2012 Chevrolet Volts comes with standard features optimized to the electric vehicle including air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and an audio system operating from a 7-inch touchscreen. For 2012, Chevy MyLink will debut on the Volt allowing access to media service Pandora. Sold in limited markets through early 2011, the Chevrolet Volt should be easier to purchase as the vehicle will be offered nationwide in 2012.
2012 Chevrolet Volt trims and prices