GM's second-generation electric car with a backup gas engine is much improved. It is quicker, quieter, rides more comfortably, and has easier-to-use controls. Electric-only range is 50 miles, at which point the engine kicks in to extend the range. It takes 4.5 hours to recharge the car using a 240V connection. We got 38 mpg in gas mode. This new 1.5-liter engine acts as a generator, which eliminates the range anxiety common to electric-only vehicles. Driver visibility is slightly improved, and the infotainment system is among the best. The rear seat is tight and difficult to get into. Heated seats and steering wheel are needed because of the car's tepid heat. First-year reliability of the redesign has been well-below average.