Owners of the Chevrolet Volt
take plugging in seriously. According to Chevrolet, they drive on battery power 60 percent of the time, taking advantage of the Volt’s 53-mile electric range—the most of any plug-in hybrid in the U.S. market. Among the changes to the Volt for the 2019 model year are several important upgrades that are aimed directly at a target audience that plugs in as much as possible and even gamifies keeping gasoline use to a minimum.
Most noteworthy is that the 2019 Chevrolet Volt charges in about half the time of the 2018 model when it’s hooked up to a Level 2 (240-volt) AC charger such as what you’d install in a garage or encounter in a shopping center. By giving the Volt a 7.2-kW onboard charger—the same as in the fully electric Bolt EV
—Chevy brings the time for a full charge of the Volt down to just under two hours and 20 minutes.