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What You Need To Know About Charging A Chevy Volt

Friday, April 24th, 2020

 

The Chevy Volt is a dynamic and incredible vehicle due to its advanced safety tech and ability to drive long distances on electricity alone. However, despite the environmental and financial benefit of switching to gasoline to electric-powered vehicles, it seems that the automotive industry has some ways to go before getting the average car buyer fully used to the idea. 

Before you run back to ol’ gassy, you should know a bit more about how charging a Chevy Volt actually works. Here is What You Need To Know About Charging A Chevy Volt.

A PHEV Isn’t Your Average Electric

Here’s one important thing to know about not just the Volt but PHEV’s, a.k.a plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in general, these types of vehicles actually have both an electric motor and a gas engine (hence the name “hybrid”). According to ChargePoint, PHEVs mainly draws on a charge of the electric motor, but when needed, it will switch to gasoline. This type of system can provide more peace of mind in the case where one might anticipate a long drive and may feel anxiety about the range.

Why Buying A PHEV Gives You The Advantage

According to Earth 911, buying a PHEV has a lot of gains attached to it, such as a lower amount of CO2 emissions, diminished air and noise pollution, the capability to run on gasoline power while driving on longer trips, and my personal favorite, lower fuel and maintenance cost (potentially save $632 a year on gas). Another interesting benefit for those who buy a PHEV can get a federal tax credit between $2500 and $7500, including city and state tax credits.

Luckily, for those who choose the Chevy Volt as their PHEV of choice, likely won’t have to switch to gasoline-power the most of the time, since the average driver only travels about 30 miles per day, and the Volt’s models can offer from 40 to 53 of all-electric range.

All The Ways To Charge A Chevy Volt

Charging an electric vehicle is usually quite simple and Chevy Volt, you can park pretty much whenever, whether at home or not. There are three ways to charge the Chevy Volt:

The first is by a Level 1 charger, which has 120-volt charging cords that come standard. Simply connect the three-prong plug into your average wall socket and connect the other end to the vehicle’s charging port.

 The second is by Level 2 charger, which provides double the amount of charge of 240 volts. You’ll find that most public charging stations that use Level 2 chargers but more often than not, PHEV owners will advance their Level 1 charging system to a Level 2. Drivers who are often in a bit in a rush to his or her destination might want to consider this kind of advancement, as it takes much faster to charge.

The third and final way is through the DC Fast Chargers, in which the charging station uses direct current voltage to the battery by a DC connecter, rather than of the house alternating current. This option will provide the most efficient type of charging and is faster than the previous options. Although it’s worth noting that installing this type of charger comes at a hefty price, therefore, it is much more common at particular public sites and for drivers that plan on taking long trips.

As previously stated, PHEVs can easily switch from electric-power to gas if necessary, therefore, one shouldn’t worry too much if the electric motor is low.

Charging at Home

Regardless of what type of charger you have, its the easiest and the cheapest to simply recharge the battery at overnight in the comfort of your own home. As long as you have a card that can connect to your regular wall outlet, you can add close to 4 miles of range per hour, with a full recharge that can take about 12 hours (likely for Level 1).

Charging In Public

If you are new to driving electric vehicles, then you might not be familiar with all of the charging stations around your area, however, there is a wide range of them, often next to restaurants and retail type of stores. As previously mentioned, most public stations will have Level 2 chargers and it will on about 12 miles of range per hour.

According to Green Car Reports, in the U.S, there are thousands of public charging stations all around. However, its also important to know that not all of these stations are free, and may even use networks that are technologically ill-matched and will entail you to join their membership. On the other hand, your life will be made easier by using the app on your smartphone in order to find charging stations that are the nearest to you.

Miami Lakes Chevrolet

Not only will driving a Chevy Volt save you money on gas but buying a model from Miami Lakes Chevrolet will save you money on the car. We currently have the 2018 Chevy Volt LT in our possession, and for an incredibly affordable price of about $26,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this environmentally friendly Chevy view it on our online inventory and chat with an online representative for more assistance.

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Chevrolet Shifts Focus to Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Bolt EV Charging

Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Bolt EV Charging

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.”

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Chevrolet Celebrates Halloween For the Whole Family!

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Chevrolet wants to help families celebrate Halloween this year! This spooky time of year doesn’t have to be scary, but instead festive and fun. While there’s a big incentive to have our customers test out our newest collection of cars, trucks, crossovers, vans and SUVs, we know there’s no joy without taking time to spend with our children and make them feel involved. Whether a parent, counselor, guardian, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, cousin or family friend, take the time to enjoy sending a positive message to the youth with some good ol’ fashion arts and crafts.

Chevrolet themed Halloween themed pumpkin stencils are a great way to entertain kids. For every Chevy enthusiast, this is a great way to promote the beloved brand and provide some cool and fun images for the kids to enjoy. Create a sleek 2019 Chevrolet Corvette, show off the 2019 Chevrolet Spark, draw the Chevrolet Volt with bat wings and more with these 10 Halloween themed stencils.

Chevrolet Logo Soccer Ball

Chevrolet One World Futbol

Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado Grille

Chevrolet Truck or Treat

Chevy Camaro

Chevy Corvette Creepy Forest

Chevy Trunk or Treat

Chevrolet Spark Spider Web

Chevy Volt Vampire

Simply follow these rules after printing out the collection of stencils and craft the perfect pumpkin once the drawing is done.

  1. Cut a circle through either the stem end at the top of the pumpkin, or the bottom of the pumpkin to make a cap – we recommend the stem and at the top.
  2. Then, use a large spoon to scoop out the pumpkin’s innards – seeds and pulp.
  3. Follow the dotted lines when cutting out the stencil to have instructions handy. Tape the stencil onto the pumpkin and make sure it’s flat against the surface.
  4. First trace the design by poking holes with a sharp but small tool, like a needle. Now you can remove the stencil from the pumpkin.
  5. Just like a game of connect the dots, cut your stencil. Push out the cut-out pieces (grey pieces on the stencil) by on them from within the pumpkin. Be gentle.
  6. All that’s left is to place a candle or LED light inside the pumpkin to give it that eerie glow.

We recommend making sure to have fun and enjoy your next visit to Miami Lakes Automall. We hope you come by for a spooky good time!

Stop By Miami Lakes Automall For A Great Experience

Miami Lakes Automall wants to help take care of any car buying, leasing or selling needs our customers have. Plus, we also provide help with trade-in offers and have a dedicated finance team that can help with getting the vehicle a customer wants. Let our professional sales staff help go over any of the questions you have before you make your choice. Our lineup of new vehicles and high-quality pre-owned vehicles is second to none at Miami Lakes Automall.

For those looking for a tune-up, repair or any work done on their current vehicle, don’t be spooked! Our knowledgeable service team is here to help seven days a week, including Sundays from 9am to 3pm. With a simple service appointment, we can get started on ensuring your vehicle is serviced in a timely fashion. As always, we hope you have a safe holiday season and choose us as your automotive superstore going forward! Find Miami Lakes Automall, located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida.

Drive the “Most American Car” With These Two Chevy Vehicles

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

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The Chevrolet Corvette was rated the “Most American” car in a recent university study. This is fitting as the Corvette has long been heralded as “America’s Sports Car”. The survey was developed by the Kogod Made in America Auto Index and reported by the National Corvette Museum in a news release.

“With a top score of 83.5 points, Corvette earned bragging rights by racking up the points within seven criteria including profit margin; labor; research and development; inventory, capital and other expenses; engine; transmission; and body, chassis and electrical components,” the museum noted in reporting research by the Center for Automotive Research to determine “total domestic content.”

How the Research Was Conducted

The beginning of the survey began as far back as 2013. Frank DuBois, an associate professor of the International Business Kogod school at American University in Washington, D.C. set out to find which vehicle was the most highly regarded American vehicle. While DuBois had his mind made up that no vehicle had ever been truly American made since dating back to the original Ford Model T, “You could argue that some of those parts were mined or manufactured out of the country,” according to DuBois. Following the top spot of the Chevrolet Corvette, finishing first out of 544 vehicles, was the Chevrolet Volt. For those that had any question about which brand is the most American, just look at this report. The report came up with a numerical value attached to various components to determine which vehicle would end up being labeled “Most American”.

Criteria to Determine Outcome

Profit margin is the first measurement used in the report, and points are earned based on the location of the automaker’s headquarters. A vehicle would receive 6 points if the automaker was based out ot the United States. If not, they would receive no points. Labor was a secondary requirement and if an automaker had their products made elsewhere, they wouldn’t receive any points; if they did they would gain 6 points. Research & development for the vehicle could earn an additional 6 points if both were done in the United States. If they were developed, but not assembled or vice versa in the U.S., they would only receive 3 points instead of 6 points. Inventory, capital and other expenses amounted to 11 points if the vehicle was assembled in the United States.

The largest proponent of the research was based off where the engine was produced. If the engine was produced in the United States, the vehicle would gain 14 points and zero points if the automaker didn’t make the vehicle in the United States. The transmission amounts to 7 points and follows the same rules as the engine. Finally, the body, chassis and electrical components made up fifty percent of the total vehicle score. The AALA percentage was divided into two to derive the total score. After all was said and done, Chevy took home both top two spots.

More on the Winner and Runner-up

While the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette is beloved for all the speed and high-performance ability, the Chevy Volt has enjoyed earning the love of customers for having unmatched fuel efficiency. For those looking for a compact car that is as American as they come and provides 43 city and 42 highway MPG, look no further than the 2018 Chevy Volt. A plug-in hybrid vehicle that offers up to 53 electric emission-free miles and a total of 420 miles with a full charge and full tank of gas. A 2018 IIHS Top Safety pick award winner, the 2018 Chevy Volt is ideal for many.

Drive Chevy With Us

Of course, if speed is what drives the final choice, there’s hardly a sports car that can match the up to 755 horsepower found in the hand-assembled 6.2-Liter LT5 supercharged Corvette engine. For a chance to get a good look at either American made vehicle, there’s a place where both vehicles are available right now.

If you’ve been looking for a vehicle that has the power and high-performance you’ve always wanted, look no further than the “Most American” brand new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. We have them in stock and are waiting for you to see for yourself. We also carry the latest 2018 Chevrolet Volt, which provides all the reliability of Chevy with high-end fuel efficiency.

Stop by Miami Lakes Automall today. We’re ready to help you with your car buying, leasing, selling and trade-in needs. We hope to provide a remarkable customer service experience for you every step of the way. When you need to have any maintenance work, don’t forget to make an appointment and bring it in for our trusted service team to look after your vehicle.

2019 Chevy Volt Impresses With New Enhancements

Monday, July 9th, 2018

2019 Chevy Volt Release, Specs and Review 

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Chevrolet announced changes to their upcoming 2019 Chevrolet Volt with refinements that greatly improved the charging rate, reducing the amount of time by almost half. This means drivers can now charge their battery in half the time versus using the 3.6 kW charging system, thanks to the brand new 7.2 kW charging system. This move not only provides a greater yield per charge, but makes the Chevy Volt a better investment as a result. By improving the time to fully charge the battery in just 2.3 hours with a 240-volt outlet and supporting hardware, drivers can worry less about charging their plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Commenting on the practicality of this new charging system, Jesse Ortega, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Electric Vehicles, remarked about the advancements being done by Chevy.

“With about twice the range added during 240V Level 2 charging sessions, the 2019 Volt’s 7.2 kW system makes opportunity charging more worthwhile. It effectively extends the vehicle’s all-electric driving range, while providing about twice the range for the money when plugging in at public facilities that charge by the hour.”

The upcoming Chevy Volt will provide customers with a 53 mile pure EV range and have a fuel economy of 106 MPGe. For consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprint in a large way, this is the kind of vehicle that makes that possible. As the Volt’s battery gets closer to running out, the gas-powered generator turns on to help push the driving range ahead. On a full tank of gas and a completely charged battery, Volt customers can get a remarkable total range of 420 miles before needing to recharge or add more gas.

Further Enhancements

This great enhancement improvement will be standard for the 2019 Chevy Volt Premier trim and available for the LT trim. However improved, faster charging is not the only upgrade; Chevrolet has gone all out to improve the latest Volt. The Chevy Volt provides options to help drivers around the world in differing climates. For drivers in cool climates that hope to use as small amount of gas as possible, the new Chevrolet Volt offers an automatic engine-assisted heating system that can turn down temperatures to minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit / 25 degrees Celsius. This will allow drivers to only use the electric components of the vehicle.

Further boosting the EV range is the latest technology that provides increased regenerative braking capabilities. When a driver either lifts their foot from the accelerator or press on the brake pedal, the main drive motor temporarily operates as a generator, working to partially recharge the battery bank. In a feature known as Low and Regen on Demand, this update helps provide the 2019 Chevy Volt with its class-leading EV range. Further enhancements also go into a Energy App that is implemented into the 8-inch color touchscreen that shows a driver their driving style, route and current weather conditions. This takes management of EV monitoring to a whole new level and provides drivers access to how their driving habits affect their EV habits. A digital rear view camera replaces the previous analog system and a brand new driver-switchable Adaptive Cruise Control provides the option of conventional cruise control or adaptive cruise control. A wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones is another new feature that helps enhance the 2019 Chevy Volt.

“The 2019 Volt’s enhancements give customers more of what they love with the vehicle and make it even more useful as an everyday electric vehicle,” said Ortega. “It’s a more seamless experience than ever.”

The latest Chevy Volt will be available for customers in the fall of 2018.

Can’t Wait to Drive the Latest Chevy Vehicles?

The place to find your new Chevy vehicles will always be Miami Lakes Automall. We’re proud to offer you remarkable prices and a wide selection of new and nearly 100 quality pre-owned Chevrolet vehicles. From buying, leasing, trade-ins or selling; we are the dealership that can handle your requests. Stop by today to receive help from our courteous staff for any sales concerns.

If you’re looking for servicing or repairs, we have a full-service team that will help you keep your vehicle running smoothly, whether you bought from us or not.  Let us help you sign up for a test drive and we’ll show off what we currently have available. Our professional team and friendly staff looks forward to helping you very soon!

 

Fuel Savings of Chevy’s Hybrid, PHEV and EV Model

Friday, May 4th, 2018

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“Green” cars range from hybrids, to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to electric vehicles (EVs), and each of those types of vehicles has different qualities that make them ideal for different buyers. Some of the biggest motivating factors for consumers that are looking for a new “green” vehicle is convenience, fuel consumption, fuel costs and greenhouse emissions, so we’re going to take a look at all of those factors and their individual numbers for three of Chevy’s “green” vehicles, the Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Volt.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is a great option for consumers who want a car that is “greener” than vehicles that have a traditional internal combustion engine, but don’t have to worry about driving a new “type” of vehicle or having a decreased driving range. Hybrid vehicles use batteries that assist the internal combustion engine with some tasks, therefore the engine uses less gas, emits less greenhouse gases and is also a little more affordable to drive. But the tasks the battery is able to assist with are limited, so the reduction of CO2 emissions or savings in fuel costs of a hybrid aren’t as significant as those from a PHEV or EV.  

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is equipped with a 1.8-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine. The engine helps the Malibu Hybrid achieve a fuel economy of 49 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway, and a combined city/highway fuel economy of 46 mpg. Since hybrid vehicles are very similar to non-hybrid vehicles, they have fuel tanks that are just as large non-hybrid vehicles, but since the vehicles have a better fuel economy, hybrid vehicles tend to have an incredible driving distance, and that’s definitely the case for the Malibu Hybrid. The Chevy Malibu Hybrid has a total driving distance of 598 miles on a full tank of gas.

The Chevy Malibu Hybrid is definitely a great choice for people looking to save money in fuel costs. Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver spends about $900 per year in fuel costs and after five years of driving the Malibu Hybrid, the average driver will save about $3,250 in comparison to the average vehicle.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid Fuel Economy

49/43/46 city/highway/combined
598 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $900
Savings in Comparison to Average Vehicle After 5 Years: $3,250
Cost to Drive 25 Miles: $1.49

Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and PHEVs are a popular choice among consumers because they significantly increase fuel savings and reduce CO2 emissions in comparison to hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles, and they don’t require a user to rely on electric power. PHEVs have both an internal combustion engine and a battery that is large enough to power the vehicle on its own. This makes it possible for the car to be driven on pure electricity, on gas or a combination of both. Though driving on pure electricity is ideal for most “green” drivers, the concern of some drivers is the time it takes to recharge the battery if it runs out of power, so having an internal combustion engine is a great feature.

The Chevy Volt is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and am 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery. Since PHEVs can be powered by pure electricity for a significant distance, they have additional measurements of fuel economy, including MPGe, which stands for miles per gallon equivalent. They Chevy Volt’s internal combustion engine has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 42, which means that is the fuel economy of the vehicle when only powered by gas. When the Volt’s battery and engine are working together, the Chevy Volt has a combined fuel economy of 106 MPGe, and the Chevy Volt’s battery can power the vehicle for up to 53 miles without using a drop of gas. Finally, the Chevy Volt has a total driving distance of 420 miles, which means a fuel tank of gas and a fully-charged battery.

The Chevy Volt offers great savings in fuel economy. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the average driver spends about $700 in fuel costs per year, and in five years the average driver will save up to $4,250 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle, which is $1,000 more than the Chevy Malibu Hybrid.

Chevy Volt Fuel Economy

Gas Engine: 42 MPG combined city/highway
Battery: 53 miles of total driving range
Hybrid Mode: 106 MPGe
420 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $700
Savings in comparison to average vehicle after 5 years: $4,250
Cost to drive 25 miles: $1.01 when powered by electricity and $1.64 when powered by gasoline

Chevy Bolt EV

Consumers looking for the greenest vehicle possible will want to opt for an electric vehicle like the Chevy Bolt EV. Electric vehicles don’t have an internal combustion engine because the battery powertrain is powerful enough to power the entire vehicle. The reliance on electricity results in great fuel savings and the vehicle doesn’t produce any tailpipe emissions ever — there’s not even an exhaust. However, some consumers are hesitant about fully switching over to an EV because they can’t travel as far as PHEVs, hybrids or non-hybrids when they have a fully-charged battery, but they do have enough power to handle the average daily commute.

The Chevy Bolt EV is equipped with a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery, and it gives the Chevy Bolt EV a total driving range of 238 miles, which is one of the largest driving ranges available. The Bolt EV’s fuel economy is only measured in MPGe and it has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 119 MPGe.

Fueleconomy.gov estimates that the average driver will spend about $550 in fuel costs per year and after five years, the average driver will save $5,000 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle.

Chevy Bolt EV Fuel Economy

Battery: 119 MPGe combined city/highway
238 miles of total driving range
Annual Fuel Costs: $550
Savings in comparison to average vehicle after 5 years: $5,000
Cost to drive 25 miles: $.92

CO2 Emissions

Buyers interested in a “green” vehicle for the sole purpose of reducing the amount of tailpipe emissions as well as their energy impact score will want to opt for an EV. EVs like the Chevy Bolt EV don’t emit any tailpipe emissions, and since they rely on electricity, which is generally provided by cleaner fuel sources than gasoline, they have a lower energy impact score.

Chevy Bolt

Tailpipe Emissions: 0
Energy Impact Score: .2 barrels (or 8.4 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the source of the petroleum is from U.S. resources.

Chevy Volt

Tailpipe Emissions: Average of 51 grams per mile — but when driven in EV mode, there are no tailpipe emissions
Energy Impact Score: 2 barrels (or 84 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the source of the petroleum is an even split between U.S. resources and imported resources.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Tailpipe Emissions: Average of 194 grams per mile
Energy Impact Score: 7.2 barrels (or 302.4 gallons) of petroleum per year. Fueleconomy.gov estimates the U.S. is the resource of 71% of the petroleum and imported resources supply about 28% of the petroleum.

Interested in any of these “green” vehicles? Come by Miami Lakes Automall and you can test drive every single model and get a feel for which vehicle would be best for your needs. You can also view all of our Chevy inventory including the Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Volt and Chevy Malibu Hybrid, online.

Top PHEV and EV Models Available at Miami Lakes Automall

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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In the last few years, the alternative fuel vehicle segment has become a lot more competitive. Automakers have finally realized that offering fuel efficient vehicles is something people want, and technology has become so advanced in the last few years that creating PHEVs and EVs really isn’t as hard as many thought it would be. One automaker that has really taken the alternative fuel segment by storm is Chevy. Chevy offers one of the best PHEV models (Chevy Volt) and one of the best EV models (Chevy Bolt EV) on the market, and both models are available at Miami Lakes Automall.

2018 Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that became available for the 2012 model year. According to Chevy, “Volt owners have driven more than 650 million EV miles, saving 34 million gallons of gas – and they drive all-electric more than 80 percent of the time.” Those are some pretty impressive numbers regarding the Volt’s popularity as well as its fuel efficiency.

The Chevy Volt is a particularly unique vehicle because it is a form of an electric vehicle, but it doesn’t feel or look like one. The Volt has a really sleek design that looks more like a luxury vehicle than an electric vehicle. Another benefit that makes the Volt attractive to many consumers is that drivers don’t have to worry about charging the vehicle on long road trips because there is a capable gas engine in addition to a battery.

The Volt is equipped with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with an 18.4 kWh 300 V lithium-ion battery. When running on just the battery alone, the Volt can travel up to 53 miles, which are 53 miles in which the car does not produce any tailpipe emissions. When the battery and engine work together, the Volt has an average fuel economy of 106 MPGe of combined city/highway driving and it has a total distance of 420 miles.

The Chevy Volt is an affordable PHEV. The Volt has a starting MSRP of $33,220 (plus destination fee) and it is available for the full $7,500 federal tax credit. Buyers also save a lot of money driving the Chevy Volt. According to fueleconomy.gov, the average driver will spend about $700 on fuel costs each year and in five years the average driver will save $3,750 in fuel costs in comparison to the average vehicle.

2018 Chevy Bolt EV

The Chevy Bolt EV is Chevy’s first fully electric vehicle (EV) and it has done really well since its release. The Bolt EV was first made available for the 2017 model year and it’s excellent driving range (238 miles) makes it a big competitor with Tesla, which is one of the biggest names in the EV world. The Chevy Bolt EV surpasses the total driving distance of just about every EV on the market. Other EV options include the Nissan Leaf (maximum driving distance 151 miles; MSRP $29,990), BMW i3 (maximum driving distance 114 miles; MSRP $44,450,  and the Tesla Model 3 (driving distance 220 miles; MSRP $35,000).

The battery in the Bolt EV is a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery that produces 200 horsepower, which is an impressive amount of horsepower for a battery. The Chevy Bolt EV offers seating for five passengers and it has a 10.2-inch touchscreen, standard OnStar 4G LTE and standard Teen Driver. The Chevy Bolt EV has a starting MSRP of $36,620 (plus destination fee) and it qualifies for the full $7,500 federal tax credit. As an all-electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt EV offers even more savings in fuel costs. According to fueleconomy.gov, the average driver spends about $550 in fuel costs per year driving the Chevy Bolt EV, and in comparison to the average vehicle, the average driver saves $4,500 in fuel costs in five years.

Want to see which of Chevy’s fuel efficient models is best for you? Come test drive the Chevy Volt and the Chevy Bolt EV at Miami Lakes Automall.

 

What is the Available Tax Credit on PHEVs and EVs

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
What is the Available Tax Credit on PHEVs and Electric Vehicles?

What is the Available Tax Credit on PHEVs and Electric Vehicles?

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…)

A Banner Year for Chevy Vehicles

Thursday, December 29th, 2016
2016 Chevy Awards

2016 Chevy Awards

2016 has been an all around great and well-rounded year for Chevy. They won tons of awards, they had the MOTOR TREND 2016 Car and Truck of the Year, and they released the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, and it is pretty impressive. Check it out.

J.D. Power Awards

JD Power Awards are a big deal and in 2016, seven Chevy models earned awards and Chevy took home more J.D. Power Initial Quality and Dependability awards than any other brand. The Chevy Malibu, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Camaro and Chevy Equinox all earned the title as “Most Dependable” in their class and the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Spark, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Silverado LD and Chevy Equinox were all named “Highest Ranked in Initial Quality” in their class. (more…)

WardsAuto 10 Best Engines, Chevy Volt + Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Monday, December 19th, 2016
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chevy volt engine

Wards Auto just released their list of “10 Best Engines of 2017” and a couple of them are available at Miami Lakes Automall — the 2017 Chevy Volt and the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Both vehicles are plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) that offer drivers the option to run on pure electricity, gas or a combination of both.

1.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder: 2017 Chevy Volt

For the second year in a row, the engine in the second-generation Chevy Volt has made Wards list of 10 Best Engines. The engine is a Voltec 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, which is paired to a two motor drive unit. The Volt can travel up to 53-miles on pure electricity and when all of the systems works together the Volt has a fuel economy of 106 MPGe and a total driving range of 420 miles. (more…)