2013-Chevrolet-Volt-RedChevy is quietly massaging the 2013 Chevy Volt into dealer parking lots across the country, according to Green Car Reports. General Motors is claiming the availability of new 2013 Volts is “spotty,” and even admitted to gently trickling new Volt models into Chevy dealer rosters at random. So if you’re on the prowl for a Volt, make sure the dealer knows which model year he’s selling you, if your dealership is lucky enough to house a few 2013 models.

2013 Chevy Volts average a 38-mile range on the battery alone, a boost from the 2012′s 35-mile figure. This is due to the 2013 Volt’s almost insignificantly larger battery pack. The 2013 Chevy Volt also achieves a 98MPGe rating while the 2012 model received a 94MPGe rating. These numbers may seem negligible, but they do add up over time.

Expect to see a Whitman’s Sampler of 2013 and 2012 models at dealerships throughout the rest of the summer while GM continues production. Eventually, the 2013 model will eclipse the 2012, but that most likely won’t be until the end of the year.

[Via: GCR]