Chevy Volt EV charging

What drivers need to know about the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid?

The Chevy Volt was first introduced in late 2010 as a 2011 model and has since become one of the world’s most popular plug-in electric vehicles. In the model’s first year, it was voted 2011 North American Car of the Year and has gone on to be the all-time best-selling plug-in electric vehicle in the United States. The second-generation Volt was introduced in 2016 and a third-generation was introduced for 2019.

Chevy Volt charging times & range

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric car that was made from 2011 to 2019. Chevy upgraded the charging capabilities for the Volt numerous times during its nine-year production life, and in 2016 the Volt’s battery size was increased from 16 kWh to 18.4 kWh. When running solely on the electric motor, the Volt can expect a range of 30 to 50 miles, depending on the way the car is driven.


It’s important to note that the Chevy Volt is not compatible with DC fast chargers, which are most often found at public charging stations. DC fast chargers are great for charging a fully electric vehicle, but because the Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid, a DC charging system's capabilities would be superfluous. As such, the fastest way to charge a Chevy Volt is with the use of a Level 2 charger.

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Chevy Volt charging times & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 32
All electric range
2011-2015 Chevy Volt
3.3 kW
16 kWh
13.5 hours
5 hours
38 miles
2016-2018 Chevy Volt
3.6 kW
18.4 kWh
15 hours
5.5 hours
53 miles
2019 Chevy Volt
7.2 kW
18.4 kWh
15 hours
3 hours
53 miles

Chevy Volt chargers for fleets

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