The Chevrolet Volt will be able to go an extra 3 miles – about 10% — further per charge when the 2013 models roll into dealer showrooms. Meanwhile, the EPA is increasing the plug-in hybrid’s rated fuel economy to 98 MPGe.
General Motors is clearly hoping that help boost demand for the Volt. Sales have risen significantly over year-ago levels, but demand for the Volt is still lagging well behind what the Detroit maker forecast for 2012.
The 2013 Chevy Volt will get an estimated 38 miles per charge before the plug-in’s gasoline motor fires up and takes over, an increase of 3 miles compared to the 2012 Volt. Meanwhile, fuel economy jumps from 94 MPGe to 98.