You did not mention the additional safety features available on the Gen 2. The advanced safety features available on the Gen 2 Volt can actually lower your insurance premium. Also, adaptive cruise control (ACC) is very popular among Gen 2 owners. ACC is only available on the 2017 and newer Volt Premier. The Gen 2 also enables you to be able to use Apple Carplay and Android Auto for navigation, phone, text messaging, and for listening to music, podcasts and audible books.