Well, as far as reports and feedbacks go, the Chevrolet Volt isn’t a value-for-money car nor is it very green either! But the car seems to be a good idea for those who cares a bit about their surroundings and for those who don’t want to shell out half their salaries for fuel.
The volt at $41,000 is not at all cheap and cannot be everyone’s buy. GM claims that the 16 kWh battery accounts for most of its MSRP. Then trimming the power pack could seriously reduce the price.
That is exactly what GM seems to be planning for. Chevrolet is almost considering such a model, where the price drop could be $10,000. They may achieve this either by re-engineering the volt, pumping up production, giving a new battery pack or all the three together. A 20 mile Volt for $31,000 could mean anyone would have a go at this.
But the main concerns are that if the battery pack is replaced with a less potent one, would the range be cut? And if so to what extend? Would the downsized version of the reasonably doing Volt, impact sale?
For most part many would think that this is a hapless talking point, which GM hasn’t even heard of. Just hope that they are!