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2013 Chevy Volt Gets a New “EV Hold Mode” and Styling Updates

Posted By Marc Carter On April 18, 2012 @ 12:34 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Word on the street today is that General Motors [1] will be updating the 2013 Chevy Volt [2] plug-in hybrid with some styling upgrades and a new “EV Hold Mode” that will allow the Volt to stay in electric-only mode longer in slower city traffic. The “EV Hold Mode” forces the Volt to use its range-extender engine at higher speeds, like on a highway, which then reserves the battery power [3] for slower speeds.

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The “EV Hold Mode” is already standard on the Volt’s European sister vehicle, the Opel Ampera [4]. Drivers still also have the choice of normal, sport and mountain modes.

On the outside, the 2013 Chevy Volt [5] is ditching the black roof and rear liftgate on the current model for parts the same color as the body. The 2013 Volt will also get new tech features like a lane departure warning system, forward collision alert and the addition of MyLink to the Volt’s navigation system.

It’s being reported that the 2014 Chevy Volt will get more significant updates.

+ Chevy [6]

Via GM Inside News [7]


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URLs in this post:

[1] General Motors: http://www.gm.com

[2] Chevy Volt: http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car/

[3] battery power: http://inhabitat.com/california-to-get-new-network-of-ev-charging-stations/

[4] Opel Ampera: http://inhabitat.com/chevy-volts-twin-the-opel-ampera-racks-up-7000-orders/

[5] Chevy Volt: http://inhabitat.com/gm-restarts-chevy-volt-production-earlier-than-expected/

[6] + Chevy: http://www.chevy.com

[7] GM Inside News: http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f70/2013-volt-receives-design-tweaks-new-features-110076/

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