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Chevy sneak-peeks the 2016 Volt
Chevy sneak-peeks the 2016 Volt

The American car-buying public is not entirely on board for electric cars. Even in California, where environmental officials have heavily promoted their adoption, fewer than 3% of cars sold are electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. But Chevrolet will use the January North American International Auto Show in Detroit to officially debut its 2016 Volt -- currently the bestselling passenger plug-in car in the country. Chevy did not offer details on upgrades, improvements or pricing.  When it first launched the car as a 2011 model, Chevrolet had designs on breaking into the mainstream with the Volt, one of the early entrants in the battery-powered vehicle market. But the Volt has...

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