The Chevrolet Volt will soon come with a lower price than its predecessor.
The 2014 model will start at $34,995, including an $810 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees).
“The lower price and cost savings from driving on electricity provide Volt owners an unmatched balance of technology, capability and cost of ownership,” said Don Johnson, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet sales and service. “The 2014 Volt will offer the same impressive list of features, but for $5,000 less.”
If consumers include federal tax credits ranging from $0- $7,500 (depending on individual tax liability), pricing could start at $27,495, Johnson said. Individual tax situations differ, so he said consumers should consult a tax professional to confirm eligibility before claiming any credits.
Volt owners who charge regularly typically drive 900 miles between fill-ups and visit the gas station about once a month. The 2014 Volt will continue to provide owners with fuel economy of 98 MPGe (electric) and 35 city/40 highway on gasoline power. These results can be achieved without any need to change daily driving habits while saving $900 in annual fuel costs, Johnson said.
Today’s Volt owners have logged 364 million miles, including 225 million electric miles.
The Chevrolet Volt allows gasfree driving for an EPA-estimated 38 miles, depending on terrain, driving techniques and temperature, Johnson said. The range-extending gas engine gives the Volt up to 380 miles of total driving range.
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