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A Closer Look At the Improved 2020 Chevrolet Bolt

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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2020 Bolt Miami Lakes Automall

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The Chevrolet Bolt has been improved for the 2020 model year. One of the best electric vehicles (EV) on the market now has a longer mile range for drivers to enjoy. This new 2020 Chevy product has a class-leading EV range of 259 miles, which is higher than the previous model year. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is purely an electric-vehicle that charges in less than 10 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. Let’s get into the remarkable technology that is leading the way for Chevrolet and Bolt customers alike. 

One Hot Ticket Item – Introducing the 2020 Chevy Bolt

The attractive, fuel-saving Bolt EV has a low-price on top of its fantastic features to help make it attractive to customers. Appealing to customers with all it has to offer, Chevrolet is betting on this model year to see a jump in interest for the Bolt. The team responsible for creating the battery used in the Bolt was able to improve the ability to go further without having to increase the size of the battery or change the physical battery pack at all.

“The Bolt EV set the benchmark for long-range, affordable electric vehicles, and we’re excited to raise the bar by offering nearly 10 percent more EPA-estimated range for the 2020 model year. At Chevrolet, we’re constantly listening to customer feedback and we heard the desire for more range. The team worked diligently to find ways to improve battery energy, giving customers the confidence to go more than the extra mile,” said Tim Grewe, director of Global Battery Cell Engineering and Strategy. 

Improved Technology and Services For 2020 Bolt

For drivers that are on the road a lot, driving an all-electric car, capable of providing up to 259 miles off a single charge, is a smart choice. The 2020 Bolt adds a surround-view camera, replacing the standard backup camera. A new rear-view camera mirror was added for the Premier trim. Chevy has also added a tire-fill alert system that signals to the driver when a tire is filled with air has reached capacity. 

Chevrolet’s Energy Assist feature was a nice addition the previous year and it has returned. This feature allows drivers to locate the nearest places to charge their Bolt all through a smartphone app. Chevrolet partnered with Qmerit in their ambitious quest to add more Bolt owners. Qmerit has helped in creating the Energy Assist app and even will assist Bolt owners by setting up a charging station at an owner’s home. When speaking about the upgrades to the Bolt, Chevrolet and General Motors (GM) are committed to seeing the Bolt become a success.

“The Chevrolet Bolt EV has been changing consumer perceptions of electric vehicles since its launch in 2016. Great range — now even more — is the foundation of the Bolt EV’s success, and when paired with features like one-pedal driving, Regen on Demand and the instant torque of the EV motor, the vehicle delivers an exceptional driving experience. Chevrolet also is helping to encourage EV adoption by providing customers the necessary tools and services to make EV ownership more convenient.” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet Passenger Car and Crossover Marketing.

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Chevrolet Bolt EUV Is On the Way

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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2019 Bolt Miami Lakes Automall

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General Motors (GM) has shaken up its business with new changes announced to recreate their brand. They announced in November a large restructuring that starts at the top of the automaker and works its way down. They had announced the Chevy Volt will see its run end, but that was only to make way for the new Chevy Bolt EUV. Electric vehicles are known as EV for short, the EUV stands for “electric utility vehicle”. This will be Chevrolet’s next Bolt-based electric car. While we don’t know all the details for what the Chevy product will have underneath the hood, we do have an idea of what it could look like. 

More On the Upcoming Chevy Bolt EUV

This new Bolt looks quite different than the current Bolt, but it has some evidence of the Bolt’s design. The new Bolt EUV rendering adopts heavily from the all-new Chevy Blazer with its skinny headlights, full lower front fascia, and sportier overall presentation. Chevrolet has added some bits of the Malibu within the appearance down the side of the vehicle. GM has even filed a trademark for the name and said the vehicle would be manufactured its next all-electric vehicle at its Orion, Michigan factory. Part of General Motor’s plans was to update the very plant where this vehicle is set to be produced. 

Setting Up the Chevy Bolt EUV For Success

The Michigan factory is undergoing a $300 million investment overhaul from the automaker. Chevy has said their new EV is set to wear the Chevrolet bow tie while sitting on an enhanced version of the platform found under the current Chevy Bolt. The Bolt EUV is going to be more prominent as far as most crossovers are made, but should be a hit for its size and incredible gas mileage. The current Bolt EV is a purely electronic vehicle that can achieve a full charge with a 220-volt outlet charge in 9.3 hours and provide drivers with 238 miles of driving off that lone charge. That’s better than good, that’s fantastic for owners to enjoy. 

GM’s Electric Vehicle Future

General Motors is going to make big waves in the upcoming new decade, including an aggressive electric vehicle goal of adding as many 20 new EVs by 2023. The Bolt EUV trademark silenced rumors that Chevy might create a family of Bolt-branded electric vehicles. Currently, GM is viewing their EV future in the U.S. as a wise-move with the ever-growing fuel-conscious buyers. A charming Bolt EUV could convert some customers to create their mission to add more EV owners on the road. We’re excited for that and can’t wait to see the future Bolt EUV at Miami Lakes Automall. For now, we have plenty of new Chevrolet vehicles ready for a test-drive. 

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New EV To Be Built Alongside the Chevrolet Bolt

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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2019 Bolt Miami Lakes Automall

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General Motors has plans to continue pushing the boundaries of electric vehicles. With the addition of Chevy Bolt back in 2016, General Motors took a large step towards providing the public with a fantastic electric car option. The 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year has its latest entry in the 2019 Chevy Bolt, but it’s about to have a new electric model to go alongside it. General Motors released this statement about this upcoming vehicle, which is to be built based on the latest Chevrolet Bolt.

“The new Chevrolet electric vehicle is in addition to the existing Chevrolet Bolt EV, further advancing GM’s commitment to an all-electric future. It will be designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture” – Statement from GM

The latest unnamed Chevrolet electric vehicle is set to be made in Michigan. Let’s get into why the new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt has been improved and is a fantastic choice for drivers to consider. We’re sure you’ll agree.

The Best Electric Vehicle Made By GM Today

There are few vehicles that offer an EPA-estimated 238 miles from a single charge, while that might change in the future for GM, there is only one vehicle that holds that wonderful claim currently. The new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt begins at $36,620 MSRP (plus destination fee) and that figure is lowered down to $36,620 MSRP (plus destination fee). The current federal tax credit is set to lower down to $1,875 after September 30th, 2019. Perks of driving the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt is more than the tax credit for the purchase and its remarkable mile range. Though owners will love how fast the vehicle charges up to 25 miles per hour of charge with the 240-volt/32-AMP charging unit, owners will gain an incredible interior to enjoy as well.

What Owners Are Sure To Love With the New Chevy Bolt

What helps make the 2019 Bolt so attractive is not only its electric range but its five-star National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating. There is also that nice 10.2-inch diagonal touchscreen and its vast wealth of information stored in the infotainment center. Owners can check the efficiency history of the vehicle.

The Bolt EV is entirely an electronic-vehicle that has an electric battery that will charge in 9.3 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. But, it can charge even faster than that. How fast? The available DC charge nets a quick charge getting owners nearly 90 miles in a mere half an hour. Not paying for gas will help Bolt owners save more than $5,000 in five years of driving for the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt. We’re wondering how General Motors will craft their upcoming EV, but time will tell. For those that don’t want to wait, we invite you for a test-drive to see how well the latest Chevrolet Bolt handles the road. We’re ready for you at Miami Lakes Automall.

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The Chevy Bolt EV and Volt Plug-In Hybrid Are Better Than Ever

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

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Ever wondered what the landscape was like for electric cars? For those that want to have more fuel efficient vehicles, there’s plenty Chevy has to help make that dream a reality. The 2019 Chevrolet Volt and 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV offer top-notch solutions that make them more attractive to those who are ready to take the next step and go with an electrified vehicle. Not only will owners save on gas expensditures, they both have a low price point. The Volt is priced from $34,395, while the Bolt EV is priced from $36,620 (plus destination fee). There’s defining perks and differences to each vehicle, and we’ll get into them right now.

Similarities Between the Bolt and Volt

Owners of either vehicle are going to have some of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the planet. There’s no doubt there about their benefits towards helping reduce the carbon footprint left behind for owners as well as saving thousands over the course of owning either of these vehicles. How much of savings? Over $5,000 in five years of driving for the Bolt EV and up to $4,500 of savings on gas over five years for the Chevy Volt, when compared to other vehicles.

The Bolt and Volt share the same LT and Premier trim name, with the Premier being the luxury trim on both models. They both come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay features and have a large display as apart of their infotainment center. The Bolt EV carries a 10.2-inch display, while the Volt comes with an updated 8-inch display. They are modern and sleek interiors with standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots and are spacious throughout, carrying generous legroom for guests. They offer a quiet cabin, quality parts and will make any commute comfortable for drivers.

Both vehicles also gain the same government incentives for owners who purchase either of these cars, saving owners even more money! The U.S. federal government and a number of states offer financial incentives, including tax credits. The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax credit ranges from $2,500 to $7,500 for new plug-in hybrids and EVs purchased for use in the U.S.. Consumers can then use this credit to pay less taxes on that tax year (filed the following year). Both of these vehicles qualify for the maximum amount of $7500.

Differences Between the Bolt and Volt

The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV has an incredible 238-mile range by using the 60 kWh 350-Volt battery alone. The 128 city and 110 highway MPGe offered by the Bolt EV are remarkable and produce zero emissions. The Bolt EV Premier trim adds leather-seating, chrome accents and heated rear seating. The latest edition will include new paint colors like Green Mist Metallic, Shock, Slate Gray Metallic, and Shock Yellow but there’s no official word on whether every color will be available for all trims. The Bolt EV provides 17 cubic feet of trunk space as opposed to the Volt that only offers 10.6 cubic feet.

For those that can’t wait to see the latest third-generation 2019 Chevy Bolt, we’re just as excited to find out more about it as well. One thing we do know is the 2019 Chevy Bolt boasts 200 horsepower with 266 lb-ft of torque, while the 2019 Chevy Volt increases that number up to 294 lb-ft of torque with 149 horsepower.

The 2019 Chevy Volt is powered by a 18.4 kWh 300-Volt lithium-ion battery that has a battery-only range of 53 miles, but a 420 total mile range with a full charge and full 9-gallon tank. The best thing about both vehicles is the improved charging time that is provided by the new 7.2 KW charging system that is standard on the Premier trim and available for the LT trim. There’s no doubt this is part of the reason fans of the Chevrolet products are driving these vehicles.

They Both Require Charging, But Differ In Results

Both vehicles also gain the same government incentives for owners who purchase either of these cars, saving owners even more money! The U.S. federal government and a number of states offer financial incentives, including tax credits, for lowering the up-front costs of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as well as electric cars (EVs). The federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax credit is for $2,500 to $7,500 per new EV purchased for use in the U.S., which both of these vehicles qualify.

The Bolt EV is purely an electronic-vehicle that charges in 9.3 hours at 220-volt outlet charging. This all-electric car is capable of providing up to 238 miles off a single charge, which is nothing short of remarkable. The choice is up to the owner for which vehicle they want to own. The new 2019 Chevy Volt is due to roll out in stores in fall 2018. The 2018 Chevy Bolt is already for sale, but the new 2019 is expected for winter 2018.

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Drive the latest Chevrolet vehicles from Miami Lakes Automall. We have a large variety of new vehicles and quality pre-owned vehicles ready for you to try out. Let us help with any buying, leasing or selling needs you have! We also can help with a trade-in request.

Just know, even if you haven’t shopped with us, we are here to help. Make an appointment for any repairs or maintenance with our dedicated service team. Stop by today at Miami Lakes Automall.

Differences Between Electric Vehicles and Internal Combustion Engines

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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Electric vehicles are a win-win. In comparison to vehicles with an internal combustion engine, EVs offer drivers financial savings in fuel costs and they do less damage to the environment because they produce fewer tailpipe emissions. If you are considering investing in an EV, there are a couple things about them that make driving and owning them unique, efficient and different.

Benefit from Less Maintenance Costs

EVs are actually a win-win-win! In addition to the environmental benefits and savings in fuel costs, owners can expect savings in maintenance costs in comparison to vehicles with internal combustion engines. First, there’s the money savings in usual brake maintenance. EVs have regenerative braking systems, which recycles the energy used to slow or stop the vehicle into energy that recharges the vehicle’s battery, and that results in less wear and tear on the vehicle’s brakes, so they actually last LONGER than regular brakes.

Oh, and oil changes and other engine maintenance, forget about it! Yeah, EV owners never spend the $20-30 on an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles (which is an average of four oil changes a year for the average driver). Electric vehicles don’t have an internal combustion engine, which is what requires routine maintenance like oil changes, fluid fill ups, and or the maintenance that results from malfunctioning engine parts like spark plugs and belts.

New Driving Techniques

There are slight differences in the actual driving experience of an EV versus a vehicle with an internal combustion engine. The driving differences aren’t significantly different, but drivers tend to actually drive more energy efficiently when they have an EV.

First, the Chevy Bolt EV and many other EVs have a one-pedal driving system. According too GreenCarReports.com, “One-pedal driving combines conventional acceleration, using the right-hand pedal, with a much higher degree of deceleration than in a conventional car.That means that when a driver lifts off the pedal, the car slows down more quickly than an internal-combustion-powered car would.”

Second, many EVs and PHEVs are available with tech systems that provide drivers with tips and guidance on how they can drive more efficiently and maintain battery life longer. The systems are not forceful or requirements to drive differently, just ways to improve the EV experience.

New Look

EVs also look different than traditional vehicles and there are a few reasons for that. First of all, EVs don’t need an exhaust because they don’t emit any tailpipe emissions! Pretty weird, huh? Second of all, designers go to great lengths to maximize the vehicle’s energy efficiency, so EVs have a very aerodynamic exterior, which to some people looks “funny” and “futuristic,” but like it or not, that’s the direction all vehicle design is going in. There is a huge push for more fuel efficient vehicles, and improved aerodynamics are an easy and cost-efficient way to improve the fuel economy of any vehicle. Third, instead of a fuel filler, EVs have an outlet! The outlet is usually covered just like the opening of a fuel filler, but it is a different look.

Chevy Bolt EV at Miami Lakes Automall

If you are on the market for an EV, come check our selection of Chevy Bolt EV inventory at Miami Lakes Automall. The Chevy Bolt EV is one of the most affordable EVs on the market and it also has one of the best driving ranges (238 miles on a single charge). The Bolt EV has a starting MSRP of $36,620 (plus destination fee) and it qualifies for the full federal tax credit of $7,500.

Chevy Bolt EV Exceeds Range of Tesla Model 3 by 25 miles

Monday, September 12th, 2016
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Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular each year and one American automaker isn’t shying away from the new technology. Though Chevy is well-known for their powerful trucks and performance cars, they are embracing electric vehicles in a powerful way. Chevy already has a few hybrids under its belt, but in late 2016, Chevy will release its all-new 2017 Chevy Bolt, a revolutionary electric vehicle (EV). The 2017 Chevy Bolt will be one of the most affordable EVs and it will offer the best all-electric range of 238 miles, beating out competitors like Tesla.  

2017 Chevy Bolt

The 2017 Chevy Bolt is a mix of new and standard technology features. It is equipped with a 200-horsepower electric motor, a nickel-rich lithium ion battery and the Chevy Bolt has a sleek style inside and out. Car and Driver has predicted that once the Bolt is released, it will jump to the number one spot on their list of electric vehicles.

238-Mile Battery Range

As mentioned earlier, the Chevy Bolt has an EPA-certified range of 238 miles when the 60 kWh lithium-ion battery is fully charged. That means that the Chevy Bolt’s electric distance is better than the 215-mile electric range that Tesla models and the future Tesla Model 3 offer. 

With a 240-volt outlet, the battery charges 25 miles every hour, and it is estimated to be fully charged in 9 hours. This may seem like a long time, but if you plug the car in after work and unplug before work the next day it will be fully charged many days of use — impressive! (more…)

The Complete History of GM’s EV1 Electric Car

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The story of GM’s EV1 electric car boils down to an epic engineering feat overshadowed by a PR disaster.

The EV1 presented the automotive industry with an all-electric beauty. Its limited release meant it never appeared at any Chevy Dealers in Miami; however, automotive experts are already scanning the horizon in hopes of a revamped re-release.

Beloved by those lucky enough to lease it, the ultimate recall of the EV1s in 1997 was a business move, arguably unavoidable. But EV1 enthusiasts took it personally and GM was vilified as the company that killed the electric car. 

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Chevrolet Volt Will Go Farther in 2015

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The Chevrolet Volt has been one of the most popular models for Chevrolet dealers across the United States. While many are enthusiastically embracing electric cars, there are some who are still cautious.

Those who are hesitant about making the switch to electric vehicles most often cite concerns about the length to which the cars can travel without having to be recharged.

Now the Chevy Volt will be offering additional range to address concerns for the skeptical.

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