New Chevrolet Volt prices revealed

The Volt has already established a reputation for itself by being the first E-REV and for tallying up several awards, including Motor Trend ‘Car of the Year 2011’.

The new Volt is now available to order from a starting price of just £29,995.

Unlike electric vehicles the Volt won’t run out of charge and leave you stranded as it uses a petrol generator to keep the electric motor pumped up with power when it starts to run low. With its economical powertrain the Volt emits CO2 emissions below 75g/km.

The Volt is available with only one trim level. Standard features of this trim include DAB digital radio, cruise control, 7″ LCD screen with driver information centre and heated leather seats.

However there are a few optional extras, which include an audio system with satellite navigation, DVD-ROM and MP3 playback facility and a 30Gb hard drive. This optional extra package costs an additional £1,745.

The Chevrolet Volt will face stiff competition in the market from models like the Vauxhall Ampera E-REV, which is very similar to the Volt.

As well as using similar powertrain the Ampera offers an identical price of which Vauxhall says may drop with the introduction of a new entry level trim level. Which means the Volt will have to put up a fight to be the markets E-REV top dog.

Chevrolet vehicles are available from Perrys Dover and Rotherham dealerships.