With one hundred years of history to its credit, Chevrolet is one of America’s oldest vehicle manufacturers. The world famous car company is responsible for such beloved models as the Equinox, the Tahoe, the Colorado, the Suburban, the Silverado, the Avalanche, the Traverse, the Malibu, the Camaro, and even the Corvette. Although the company, like many businesses across the United States, experienced some hardships during the economic downturn between 2007 and 2010, it has made great strides towards recovery, and sales of Chevrolets are once again healthy throughout the country. As one of America’s favorite vehicle brands, Chevrolet is always at the forefront of vehicle development and technology. The Volt is no exception.
The Chevrolet Volt, which began production in late 2010, is Chevrolet’s unique take on the electric car. What makes it so unique? The Volt is “electric when you want it, gas when you need it.” Unlike most electric cars, the Volt affords drivers a choice between running on electricity along and running on gas like a normal vehicle, thereby increasing the car’s flexibility. And charging the vehicle costs only about $1.50 per day- much more affordable than gas with today’s prices! The Volt is both versatile and powerful, and with an eight year/ 100,000 mile warranty, you can rest assured that it’s reliable, too.
And like every good car, the Volt comes with many available add-ons, as well as plenty of standard features. Examples of standard features and available additions include the Bose Energy Efficient Series speaker system, Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires, 17 inch polished alloy wheels or painted sport wheels, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation. A 240V charger, which decreases the charging time to four hours- down from the standard 120V model’s charge time of approximately 10 hours-, is also available.
It’s not just the people at Chevy who are excited about this car. The Volt was named 2010 North American Car of the Year, and it was also recognized as the 2012 World Green Car of the Year. For more information on the Volt and Chevrolet’s other vehicles, contact an authorized Chevy dealer like Thornton Chevrolet. Thornton Chevrolet is one of Pennsylvania’s premier Chevrolet dealerships, proudly serving the York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Hanover areas of the state. If you’ve got questions about Chevys, they’ve got answers!