On Thursday, Chevrolet revealed the 2019 Volt, which boasts quicker charging times (with an asterisk) and a handful of new technology features for drivers to take advantage of.
The important updates reside in the charging system. For drivers taking advantage of Level 2 charging stations (240V), a new 7.2-kilowatt system cuts the standard charging time to just 2.3 hours. The system is standard on the 2019 Volt Premier model and optional on the Volt LT. A 3.6-kilowatt system remains standard for the Volt LT.
For those who reside in colder climates, the 2019 Chevy Volt will also offer the ability to defer the automatic engine-assisted heating system for use until much colder temperatures—down to negative 13 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chevrolet said the quicker charging times will help owners take advantage of “opportunity charging,” which it defined as charging around town to top off the battery.
Engineers also tweaked the Low and Regen on Demand profiles to offer greater regenerative braking to extend range around town. Chevrolet said the regen is also smoother in operation compared to the previous model year.
Aside from the charging system updates, the 2019 Volt’s design looks identical to other second-generation model years.
Inside, the 2019 Volt will offer new seat patterns for cloth seats, a Jet Black/Porcelain Blue interior for the Premier model, a digital rearview camera, wireless phone charging, and a power driver’s seat. Chevrolet’s latest infotainment system is onboard as well with a new Energy app.
Look for the 2019 Chevrolet Volt to reach dealers this fall.