One of the most popular PHEV vehicles sold in Québec is the Chevrolet Volt. We want to find out why that is.
Our Spotlight is on the 2018 Chevrolet Volt Premier, the top trim for Chevy's compact hatchback extended range plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. We see tonnes of these cars on the road, almost as many first generation models as second. It was originally designed to be the car to save General Motors from their near-bankruptcy during the later part of the 2000s, and consumers were excited to see what it had to offer. But even 8 years after it's initial launch, many still believe this to be a completely 100% electric vehicle.
We go in-depth with the design and functionality of this Chevrolet Volt to see if regular people can use it on a daily basis, and what happens when four people jump into it. Our goal for the week is to use as little fuel as possible while maximizing the electric range offered on this car. We'll use as many charging stations found around Québec as well as using the emergency charger that comes with the car.
Our wrap-up will go over total fuel and electricity costs for this car on a total distance cost, as well as a cost per kilometre. We'll also go over what we like and dislike about this vehicle at the end.