Key Standard Features
How Volt differs from other electric vehicles
Most electric vehicles — including Nissan Leaf — feature only an electric motor powered by rechargeable battery packs. These vehicles suffer from range limitations — even with advances in battery technology. For example, Nissan Leaf’s stated range is 100 miles. After Leaf’s battery is depleted, drivers must stop to charge, which could take up to 20 hours. Volt has a gas-powered range-extending generator that provides peace of mind for long trips.
How Volt differs from hybrid vehicles
Hybrids are not designed to travel extended distances in EV mode, which is generally activated at idle or at low speeds. Volt is designed to travel longer distances and at all speeds (up to 100 mph) in EV mode. Once the battery is depleted, Volt uses gasoline to generate its own electricity for longer trips using the range-extending generator.