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Price cut for new Chevrolet Volt

Before federal tax credits, which can be up to $7,500 (£4,950), and any state credits at the point of purchase, the new Volt will be priced at $33,995 (£22,400) – down from $35,170 (£23,190) for the old car. It means residents of California – the Volt’s biggest market – will be able to purchase the car for $24,995 (£16,480) after local and national incentives.

General Motors has yet to confirm whether a European-market version, as a replacement for the Vauxhall and Opel Ampera, will be offered, but as confirmed that a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle will join the range soon. It's possible that this could be a version of the Bolt – a pure electric car with a range of 200 miles – which was recently confirmed for production.

The Cadillac ELR – a coupe based on the Volt – could also be available in Europe when the luxury brand re-launches next year. Like the Volt, this recently had a price reduction in the United States.

Steve Majoros, director, Chevrolet Marketing, said: “The next-generation Chevrolet Volt delivers more technology, the ability to drive further between gas fill-ups and now with even more value to our customers. It’s what our loyal Volt owners told us they wanted.”

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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