There’s plenty of speculation lately that GM will announce a new “Crossvolt” in addition to the 2016 Volt at the Detroit auto show on January 12th, 2015. In 2010, Chevrolet showed a concept Volt called the Volt MPV5 with the Volt’s drivetrain. A similar vehicle was spotted testing alongside Volts in 2013. There really isn’t much information, just speculation. I’ve included three photos of the 2010 concept Volt from GM.
There is a tax credit for installing a charger (EVSE) that will expire on December 31st, 2014, assuming President Obama signs HR 5771 that was passed on December 16th, 2014. This tax credit is applicable for chargers for the C-Max Energi but also other plug-in vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Prius Plug-in Hybrid. If you missed out on this tax credit in 2013 and bought a charger this year, it applies to any purchase and installation in 2014. The tax credit is for the purchase and installation costs, so quick action is required. The tax credit expires after December 31, 2014 – you have less than two weeks if you didn’t buy a charger and install it in 2014 already. There are several J1772 Level 2 choices at HomeDepot.com. Some states, such as Maryland, have tax credits or rebates for buying and installing an EVSE too.
Many questions about charging the C-Max Energi are answered in the blog, “Common Electricity Questions for the C-Max Energi.”
The charger tax credit is in Internal Revenue Code Section 30C. This credit expired on December 31st, 2011 formerly. It was extended through December 31st, 2013 in the Fiscal Cliff Bill on page 63, lines 14 through 21. It was just extended through December 31st, 2014 (unless the President doesn’t sign the legislation, as far as I know, that isn’t likely).