A Look at Chevrolet’s Growing Electric-Hybrid Vehicle Line-Up
Electric-hybrid vehicles are the future. With each passing year, these vehicles are becoming more and more advanced. Furthermore, a growing number of models are reaching the market. If you want to learn more about the top electric-hybrid vehicles on the road, take the time to visit a Chevy dealer in Miami.
Chevrolet is not the only automaker selling electric-hybrid vehicles. However, the company has proven itself to be one of the best in this niche of the industry.
There are many benefits of buying an electric-hybrid vehicle, including:
- Better fuel economy
- Ability to run your vehicle on electric power and gasoline
- Advanced technology
While some automakers have one electric-hybrid vehicle in the pipeline, Chevy has moved to the forefront. In addition to the models currently for sale, such as the 2015 Volt, the US-based company has many others ready to be launched in the years to come.
2016 Chevy Volt
It may be a few more months until the 2016 Chevy Volt hits a dealership in your area, but this model is well worth the wait. The first-generation Volt was known for its efficiency and versatility, allowing owners to make small trips in fully-electric mode and long trips on gas. It's the hybrid that doesn't compromise.
When compared to the 2015 model, the 2016 Volt is all-new. That alone is reason enough to get excited. You never know what a freshly redesigned model will bring to the table.
The second-generation Volt is expected to be better (if that is possible) than the first-generation model. Furthermore, early indications point to a lower starting price.
Some of the things you can look forward to include:
- A new 1.5L SIDI high-efficiency engine that is capable of achieving a GM-estimated 41 MPG combined city and highway. Best yet, it has a range of more than 400 miles. Of course, this only comes into play if your battery life runs out.
- Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi. If you want to stay connected from the road, this option is just what you need. No matter where you drive, you know you will remain connected.
- More electric miles. You can drive up to 50 EV miles, allowing for gas-free commutes.
2015 Chevy Spark EV
What is it about the 2015 Chevy Spark EV that has so many potential buyers interested in pulling the trigger? Maybe it’s the stylish exterior. Maybe it’s the comfortable interior. Or maybe it’s a little bit of everything, combined with the fact that affordable electric vehicles are all the rage.
With a starting price of $25,995, this vehicle is one of the most affordable in its class. While an affordable price is a good thing, there is more to the Spark EV than that. The technology driving the 2015 Chevy Spark EV is unrivaled. Its lithium-ion battery provides a gas-free experience that is good for the environment. Best yet, you don’t have to compromise performance, with this vehicle capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds.
Unlike the other Chevys listed here, however, the Spark EV is unfortunately not available nationwide, so you won't find it at Chevy dealers in Miami. It's only available in California, Oregon, and Maryland. In the coming years, though, it and other fully-electric cars will be entering more and more states as alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles.
2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid
For many years, the Malibu has been a top seller for Chevrolet. This is expected to continue well into the future, especially with the release of the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid.
You get the same great looks and functionality inside and out, while taking advantage of better gas mileage. What more could you want? Here are just a few of the benefits associated with the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid:
- 48 MPG city, 37 MPG highway
- A variety of safety features, including but not limited to lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert
- Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi. Yes, you can stay connected from the road!
You don’t have to give up any of the features that have made the Malibu so popular over the years. That said, you get a lot in return, including improved gas mileage.
2017 Chevy Bolt
Not to be confused with the Volt, this model is still a couple years out. Once it arrives at Chevy dealers throughout the country, however, you can expect interested buyers to arrive in large numbers. This is one of those vehicles that is developing a large following, despite the fact that it has yet to hit showroom floors.
With the Bolt, General Motors is making it clear to the competition that is has every intention of being the leader in the electric vehicle space.
There is not much information available on this model just yet, but what we do know is that Chevy is serious about producing an affordable electric car with a range of 200+ miles. For now, it appears that the 2017 Chevy Bolt will live up to that billing.
The Bolt will be produced at GM’s Orion Township, Michigan plant, and will eventually be available in every state. With an estimated starting price of approximately $30,000 this electric vehicle will be more affordable than most competitors, thus giving it an immediate advantage.
As we get closer to the intended release date of early 2017, additional information on the Bolt will become available.
The Future is Now
Many people think about electric-hybrid vehicles and wonder when the future will arrive. Chevrolet has taken the next step, with the intention of pushing many of these vehicles to market within the next two years.
When you visit a Chevy dealer in Miami in the near future, you will have your choice of both electric-hybrid and traditionally powered vehicles. We are looking forward to this evolution as much as GM and the rest of the market. If you are interested in saving on gas and doing good for the environment, without giving up anything in terms of performance and comfort, one of Chevy’s upcoming electric-hybrid vehicles will suit your needs.