Volt is powered by two electric motors that work in unison to optimize efficiency and conserve electric charge while providing responsive power and torque.
With a fully charged lithium-ion battery, Volt is capable of driving up to 53 miles1 without using gas. The second-generation Volt battery is both lighter and holds more energy than the first-generation one.
When the battery runs low on electric charge, Volt seamlessly engages its gas-powered generator to keep you going for a total range of up to 420 miles1 on a full charge and full tank of gas.
Volt looks for ways to smartly use energy while you're on the road. Through regenerative braking and Regen on Demand™, Volt captures its own momentum to recharge the battery as it slows down.
Available Lane Keep Assist2 Provides gentle steering wheel turns (and Lane Departure Warning alerts, if necessary) to help drivers avoid collisions due to unintentionally drifting out of their lane when they are not actively steering and their turn signal is not activated.
When in Reverse, available Rear Cross Traffic Alert2 provides alerts to help the driver avoid a collision with an approaching vehicle detected left- or right- cross traffic.
The available Forward Collision Alert2 and low-speed Front Automatic Braking systems use camera technology to alert you to slowing vehicles in your path, and even automatically applies brakes to help reduce the collision's severity.
Volt features 10 air bags3 and an innovative 360-degree sensor designed to adjust frontal air bag inflation according to the severity of a crash.
Volt utilizes advanced high-strength steel throughout which reduces mass while increasing overall vehicle strength and integrity.
When the air bags deploy, built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar Advisor, who is immediately connected to your Volt to see if you need help.
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.
Volt automatically shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors and turns on interior and hazard lights to maximize visibility and safety.