Ever wish you could increase the utility of your compact or hybrid? We’re not talking about being able to haul a massive trailer (that would be absurd) but what about a small trailer when moving, or even a bike rack? Well, your dreams have come true. Torklift Central now offers a hidden trailer hitch to meet your compact hauling and towing needs: the EcoHitch, available for the Chevrolet Volt in both Stealth and Invisi EcoHitch models.

EcoHitch “Stealth” on Len Laughridge's Chevy Volt

And perhaps the best news — aside from the fact that there is a trailer hitch made specifically to fit the Chevy Volt — is that the EcoHitch boasts a completely concealed design and better yet, it’s 100% bolt-on installation with no drilling required. The EcoHitch was engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards and rated for 200 pounds tongue weight and 2,000 pounds towing weight.

EcoHitch Stealth with hardware for
2013 Chevrolet Volt
(pictured upside down)

Like most of Torklift Central’s hidden hitches, all you need is a little bit of general technical knowledge, basic tools and a little elbow-grease to install the EcoHitch onto your Chevrolet Volt in the privacy of your own garage. However, the Chevy Volt trailer hitch installation process varies according to what type of EcoHitch meets your needs. So let’s take a closer look at what the Stealth and Invisi EcoHitches have to offer and how they differ as far as hidden hitches are concerned.

Chevy Volt EcoHitch Stealth
Len Laughridge is one of many satisfied owners of the Chevy Volt EcoHitch Stealth and had this to say about installing it on his 2013 Chevy Volt:

"I have the Torklift "Stealth," it works great and I've never had it scrape on anything. [I] installed it myself in the garage. It positions the bike rack lower to minimize drag."

EcoHitch Stealth’s receiver is removable

The Chevy Volt EcoHitch Stealth bolts to the underside of the chassis and the receiver portion of the hitch is removable. Simply unbolt the receiver portion when the trailer hitch is not needed. When in use, its position has no effect on ground clearance. It keeps something like a bike rack application nice and low, making for less wind drag when hauling bikes as Len has implied.

2013 Chevrolet Volt with bike rack and EcoHitch Stealth

The installation process is straightforward. Here is a brief overview of the Chevy Volt EcoHitch Stealth installation process for Len’s 2013 Volt:

  • Jack up rear end to desired height and lock it in place with jack stands
  • Dismount rear bumper fascia
  • Dismount muffler 
  • Mount Chevy EcoHitch Stealth tow-bar above exhaust pipe to chassis frame rail
  • Attach hidden hitch to tow-bar (available as 1 ¼ or 2 inch receivers)
  • Remount Muffler
  • Remount bumper fascia

And Boom! You have just installed yourself a hidden trailer hitch for your Chevy Volt and can haul your bike with minimal wind drag so you still get killer mileage.

Chevy Volt EcoHitch Invisi  
If avoiding a low-hanging tow hitch and eyesore aesthetics of a traditional hitch are important to you, you have more “hidden” options than just the EcoHitch Stealth.

EcoHitch Invisi for Chevrolet Volt

The Chevy Volt EcoHitch Invisi is just as the name suggests: invisible. As stated above, it mounts behind the bumper fascia and impact bar of your Chevrolet Volt. In fact, this hidden hitch is so hidden that it is accessible only through a hole behind your license plate, turning your license plate into a top-secret trap door of cool factor.

This completely concealed design with a flip-up license plate frame (included with the purchase of an EcoHitch Invisi) seems like something straight out of a James Bond film. Granted, it’s not the kind of flip plate that allows you to swap out license plates while running from would-be pursuers to keep them off your trail, but you’ll definitely impress your friends with a classy and completely hidden trailer hitch for your Chevrolet Volt.

Here’s a basic overview of the installation process for Chevy Volt EcoHitch Invisi:

  • Unfasten the bumper fascia from your Chevy Volt
  • Dismount impact bar underneath your bumper
  • Set EcoHitch Invisi in place of impact bar using existing mounts
  • Mount impact bar over top of EcoHitch Invisi
  • Remove license plate from bumper
  • Trim access port in bumper where license place sits with utility knife or Dremel saw (size specifications included with directions for installing EcoHitch Invisi)
  • Install license plate flip kit over access port (included with purchase)
  • Remount bumper fascia over impact bar

What this video of the Chevrolet Volt EcoHitch Invisi installation with license plate flip kit, access port and bike rack tongue:

There you have it: a completely concealed trailer hitch for your Chevrolet Volt. Flip up your license plate, mount your bike rack to the receiver hitch and you’re ready for an adventure!

Clearly, Chevy Volt EcoHitch Stealth and Invisi vary in terms of installation and style, but both are perfect for tricking out your Chevrolet Volt and increasing its utility. While the differences have been laid out above in detail, here is what these hidden trailer hitches have in common:

  • Both styles of Chevy Volt EcoHitch are available in 1 ¼ or 2 inch receivers
  • Designed to complement the aerodynamic contours and underbody airflow of your vehicle
  • Manufactured with high impact powder coat
  • Eco-friendly, made with recycled materials
  • Material can include a qualified combination of aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel or steel*
  • Lightweight
  • Free shipping to lower 48 states
  • Made in U.S.A
  • Lifetime Warranty

* Depending on the application, the product can include a combination of up to three qualified materials

You know Torklift Central delivers when it comes to quality and EcoHitch Stealth and Invisi hidden trailer hitches for the Chevrolet Volt are no exception. So what are you waiting for?

Get out and go find new roads with EcoHitch for Chevy Volt. Contact us for more information:

Torklift Central
315 Central Ave N. Kent, WA 98032
[email protected]

Written by Jake Holley
As a graduate from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Creative Writing, Jake Holley is an aspiring writer with a passion for language, philosophy and seeking out obscure films and literature. He is also an unabashed metal head and looks darn good in a suit.

Photo Credit: Len Laughridge