In May 2013 at Fortune’s Brainstorm Green Conference, then-GM-CEO Dan Akerson promised that the Next Generation Chevy Volt would be $10,000 cheaper, and profitable. Today, GM announced the Next Generation Chevy Volt MSRP, starting at $33,170 (excl $825 deliver charges), and while that’s a lot cheaper than the 2011 Volt’s base MSRP of $40,280, it’s not $10,000 cheaper. Try $7,110. Sigh. Maybe they thought we’d forgotten Akerson’s promise?
He was correct when he repeatedly said the next Gen Volt would have a 50+ mile electric range. According to GM’s estimates, the Volt’s electric range will be 50 miles for quite a large jump over the 2011 Volt’s electric range (35 miles). Of course, that’s GM’s estimated range and the EPA certified number might be less.
The 2016 Chevy Volt is expected to go on sale in the Fall of 2015.
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