The 2012 Chevy Volt is a fully electric vehicle that uses a small gas motor to charge the batteries if they start dropping to low. On a full charge the Volt can go about 35 miles, from there, using the gas generator the EV can then go another 344 miles. This makes the Chevy Volt a good vehicle for around town driving as well as giving you the security of knowing you won’t be running out of power too soon.
Even with the heavy price tag the Chevy Volt is well accepted by RV owners that would like to lower their foot print while traveling. The Volt is relatively light compared to many other vehicles and many RV park are installing EV chargers for their guests to charge their vehicles while enjoying the campground allowing them to travel to local sites without being too concern about finding a gas station.
New for 2012 is Chevrolet MyLink, which includes Bluetooth-enabled streaming audio for music and select smartphones, voice recognition for the phone, music and audio systems, Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatibility, Gracenote (Playlist+ and Album Art) and software that can be updated for the Gracenote database.
- Audio system with CD player/MP3 playback and a seven-inch color touch-screen display
- USB audio interface port
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial
- Bluetooth phone connectivity
- Automatic climate control
- Keyless ignition
- Auto-dimming inside mirror
- MyVOLT.com vehicle connectivity
- Three auxiliary 12-volt power outlets
- Remote vehicle starting system
- Cloth seat trim
- Interior trim combinations include: Jet Black and Green seats with Dark accents, Light Neutral seat with Dark accents, Jet Black seat with Ceramic White accents, Jet Black seats with Dark accents and Jet Black and Spice Red seats with Dark accents.
Charging a Chevy Volt
The Chevy volt can be charged by a 120 volt household electric outlet or by a dedicated 240v charging station. That makes charging your Volt pretty convenient.
For those of you that are planning to tow your Chevy Volt behind your RV to use while traveling many RV parks as well as other locations have a Level Two charging station available for clients using their services, normally at a small extra charge.
Standard Safety Features
- Eight standard air bags including dual-stage driver and passenger air bags; front driver and passenger knee air bags to help mitigate lower leg injuries; roof rail side-curtain air bags extend over both seating rows for side-impact and rollover protection; and seat-mounted thorax and pelvic side air bags
- Automatic occupant sensing system detects the presence of a child or smaller adult in the front passenger seat and suppresses the air bag to help avoid an injury
- Rollover sensing and protection system
- Tip-up sensors that proactively predict tip-up on a flat surface and apply brake force to the outside front and rear wheels to reduce lateral force in the vehicle
- Collapsible pedal assembly to protect against lower leg injuries
- Safety belt shoulder belt retractor and lap belt pretensioners in the driver and front passenger positions
- LATCH child seat installation system in rear seating positions
- Anti-lock brakes, traction control and StabiliTrak electronic stability enhancement
- Tire pressure monitoring system.