With a simple pull of the paddle on your steering wheel, you’re able to slow down without using the actual brake pedal. This helps convert energy into more electricity and then transfers it back to the battery. Of course, you should still use the brake pedal if you need to stop immediately.
There are two electric motors that work together to optimize efficiency and conserve your electric charge. Volt has an onboard gas generator that automatically switches on when your charge is running low. The transition is so seamless and smooth, you won’t feel it at all.
Volt drivers have enjoyed impressive range reliability to date and of the more than 100,000 Volt owners on the road today, not one has experienced battery capacity loss issues. For added peace of mind, the battery is warranted for 8 years or 100,000 miles.
Combining smarts with power, Volt goes from 0 to 60 in 8.4 seconds. Give credit to its 1.5L direct injected high-efficiency engine and two electric motors. It runs on an electric charge and generates additional energy through a gas-powered generator when the battery runs out —giving you the confidence to go as far as you want. It’s elegant, electric power that’s unstoppable.
Volt offers support for Apple CarPlay™ — a smarter way to use your iPhone® to listen to Apple Music, get directions with Apple Maps, call friends and more.
If Android is more your style, available Android Auto™ compatibility lets you connect your compatible smartphone to access your calendar, playlists and select apps such as Google Maps.
The 2018 Volt offers Teen Driver technology, a built-in system to help encourage safe driving habits and let parents know how their teenager drove the vehicle. The system can enable a host of features including:
Make phone calls, access navigation, select radio stations, choose music from your mobile device, and more.
This available feature provides gentle steering wheel turns (and Lane Departure Warning alerts if necessary) to help drivers avoid crashes due to unintentionally drifting out of their lane when they are not actively steering and their turn signal is not activated.
Volt features 10 air bags and smart sensors designed to adjust frontal air bag inflation according to the severity of a crash.
When the air bags deploy built-in sensors can automatically alert OnStar® and a readily available advisor will connect to your vehicle to provide assistance. Even if you don’t respond, an OnStar® Advisor can use GPS technology to pinpoint your exact location and request that emergency help is sent right away.