For most of 2014, there was very little news about the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, and its sales in 2013 and 2014 have been stagnant at roughly 2,000 cars a month.
The most recent item of note was a $5,000 price reduction on the 2014 Volt in August 2013, to bring it closer to the center of the volume-car market, along with a battery-pack upgrade for the 2015 model.
But behind the scenes, Chevrolet has been busy preparing the next iteration of its pioneering plug-in car.
Based on published articles, a host of private conversations with industry analysts, electric-car advocates, and–yes–a few General Motors employees, here’s what we know so far about the next Volt.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: We first published this article in March 2014. As the debut of the 2016 Volt approaches, Chevy has released selective details, including a peak at the front styling, some charging updates, and an overview of