Posts Tagged ‘Chevrolet Volt’
Well, there’s some interesting news going down over at Chevrolet, under the automotive umbrella of the General Motors group. If unawares, General Motors is starting to pick up their slack when it comes to getting on the bandwagon for zero emission propulsion and powertrains. With the upsurge of electrified and alternative fuel vehicles estimated in the coming years, GM is not one to fall behind, and with Chevrolet already having moderate success in alternative fuel with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, a large change is about to take place. Chevy will be shifting away from the Chevrolet Camaro to focus on electrified vehicles (EVs).
Competitor automotive group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has already unveiled their plans for going electric with many vehicles already underway. To keep up, GM is making some decisive moves. Car and Driver were there to report on the newest announcement.
“Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer and spiritual leader of the Chevrolet Camaro program for more than a decade, is moving to General Motors’ newly formed AV/EV organization to focus on zero-emission-vehicle development.”
Tax season is here, and in the spirit of tax season, we would like to clarify a commonly misunderstood tax credit myth within the automotive industry. You have probably heard that some PHEVs and electric vehicles (EVs) are eligible for a tax credit, but do you know what that means?
Many people think a tax deduction is the same thing are the as a tax credit, but unfortunately that is not the case. A tax credit is a credit the government may grant tax payers for various things, like the purchase of an EV or PHEV, but taxpayers only benefit from the tax credit if they owe taxes for that tax year. Although it is not money in your pocket, that tax credit can still be very beneficial if you typically owe the government each year. (more…)
Chevy has joined the evolving world of electric and hybrid vehicles, and they’re making a lot of noise with their awesome line up of hybrids, PHEVs, and EVs. Already out for the 2017 model year is the 2017 Chevy Volt, 2017 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, and soon-to-be-released, the all-electric Chevy Bolt EV. Check ‘em out.
2017 Chevy Bolt EV
For those not in the know, “EV” stands for electric vehicle, and the all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt is an all-electric zero emissions vehicle with quite the range. Chevy shocked everyone when they released specs on how far the Bolt can go. On a fully charged battery, the Bolt has a range of 238 miles, which is 25 more miles than the Tesla Model 3 is expected to get (when it is released). Additionally, the Bolt can charge about 25 miles for every hour of charging when using a 240-volt charger (the fast option).
Chevy has done a stellar job creating a vehicle line that can accommodate anyone. From the aggressive allure of the Chevy Impala to the dependable Chevy Colorado, you are certain to find a vehicle from Chevy that perfectly fits your needs.
Chevy is continuing to find ways to expand their vehicle line to fit the growing demand of their diverse customer base. One idea that may be still in the works came in the news recently, as Fox News reports Chevy reapplied for their trademark to the name Crossvolt, which they originally filed for back in 2011.
In the application, General Motors noted the reason for the trademark was “automobiles,” which of course gives no indication on whether they have an existing vehicle in mind for it or they just want the name for future use of a vehicle they haven’t designed yet. An interesting idea going around is this could have to do with the Volt MPV5 concept Chevy unveiled back in 2010.
Essentially, the concept was Chevy wanted to make a smaller crossover with the Volt’s drivetrain, according to Fox News. Last year, Autoblog reported they found Chevy testing a MPV5 along with some Chevy Volts, which lends credence to the idea Chevy may be edging closer to revealing a Crossover Volt. However, is this a good idea?