The Chevrolet Volt will be offered for a price of £28,545 (including a £5,000 government grant) when it reaches UK showrooms in early 2012.
The UK pricing of the Chevrolet Volt is about £8,000 higher than the current entry-level US list price of the 2011 model-year Volt.
The right-hand drive Chevrolet Volt has an electric-only range of between 30 and 50 miles depending on terrain and traffic conditions, after which its on-board generator kicks in to sustain battery power.
The Volt’s 1.4-liter petrol engine only works as a power generator to simply prevent the battery going flat, thus eliminating the fear of ‘range anxiety’ experienced by users of other electric vehicles.
Chevrolet customers will have the same unprecedented standard eight-year/100,000 miles warranty as U.S. customers on the Voltec powertrain and the advanced lithium-ion battery.
Chevrolet chose to announce the UK pricing of the Volt, which comes to showrooms in right-hand-drive form in spring 2012, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the US-manufacturer was celebrating its centenary.