GM's electric car with a backup gas engine gets a total redesign for 2016. It is quicker, quieter, rides more comfortably, and has easier-to-use controls. The Volt drives on electric power for about 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. The Volt can be driven as an electric car locally, and can rely on the gas engine for extended trips. This new 1.5-liter engine acts as a generator, which eliminates the range anxiety common to electric-only vehicles. Driver visibility is still hampered but the infotainment system is now easy to use, with plenty of steering-wheel shortcuts. The center-rear seating position is quite snug, and the heated seats and steering wheel are needed because of the car's tepid heat.