Electric and hybrid vehicles are less than ideal for winter driving, but Chevrolet is making sure their 2016 Volt is more than capable of driving on snow and ice. The next-generation extended range EV was caught cold weather testing in the Colorado Rockies a couple of months back, which may be when Chevy filmed this fun winter driving video for the yet-to-be-revealed Volt.
The new Volt, set for an unveiling at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month, is powered by two small electric motors, with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine charging up its lithium-ion batteries. The car is expected to be lighter, quieter, more efficient and more refined than the outgoing model, with sharper more aggressive styling.
The majority of Volt owners are in California, so they don’t need to worry too much about the winter driving capabilities of the new model. But for all those in Colorado, Michigan, New York and other snowy regions, this video is for you. Check it out below and make sure to check back to GM Authority next month for all the details on the new Volt.