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Chevrolet to lift curtain on 2016 Volt at Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet is planning to debut the 2016 Volt

Chevrolet is planning to debut the 2016 Volt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this coming January. Credit: GM

ACME, Mich. - The next generation Chevrolet Volt will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, officials with the automaker announced on Thursday.

While little in the way of details was offered about the 2016 electric car, Chevrolet's chief marketing officer Tim Mahoney said the new model will build on "the award-winning original’s strong foundation of technology innovation."

According to the company, Volt sales were up 13 percent in July and more than 65,000 cars have been sold since its introduction.

In a news release announcing the scheduled debut, Chevrolet said Volt drivers are traveling more than 63 percent of their overall miles in electric vehicle mode. In total, the Volt has accounted for more than 500 million gas-free miles since its debut in 2010, which saved 25 million gallons of gasoline, Chevrolet said.

On average, Chevrolet said Volt owners who charge regularly typically drive more than 970 miles between fill-ups and visit a gas station less than once a month.

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