Science and technology publication IEEE Spectrum recently put out a list of the Top 10 Tech Cars of 2016. Only two “plug-in” production vehicles made the cut, and the 2016 Chevrolet Volt was one of them. The Volt also happened to be one of only three domestic cars to be named, with another being the Ford GT (go figure).
The third domestic vehicle mentioned is the highly anticipated Tesla Model X. While IEEE was enthralled by the Model X with its advanced technology and medical-grade HEPA filter, it found the affordability and efficiency of the Volt to be just as appealing. And unlike the Tesla and the Ford, a Volt can currently be found in dealer lots in all 50 states.
“This second-generation Volt is a green sweetheart to drive, and improved in nearly every way over the original: sleeker, lighter, faster, quieter, and more efficient,” are just a few things IEEE had to say about the 2016 Volt,
We found this following tidbit of information to be rather intriguing, incase you hadn’t realized it yet, “at $26,495 after a $7,500 federal tax giveaway (er, credit) in the United States, the Volt is a bargain. The Chevy is not only two-fifths the cost of a Tesla and one-fifth the cost of a BMW i8, it’s actually less than the $33,500 price of the average new car in America—and $1,200 less than its lower-performing predecessor.”
If you were wondering what the other 7 cars were, see the list below:
- Volvo XC90
- Porche Mission E (concept)
- Hyundai Tucson (fuel cell)
- Ferrari 488 Spider
- BMW 7 Series
- Audi Autonomous RS7
- Mercedes-Benz F 015 (fuel cell)