The Chevy Volt has been bolting up the EV ranks at an extremely rapid pace, selling extremely well and earning rave reviews all over the place. That success has led the Volt to post over half a billion all-electric miles between its original release in 2010 to now. Chevy Volt owners continually post great fuel numbers while spending up to 63% of their drive time in all-electric mode.
“The fact that most of the folks who purchased the Volt at launch are still enjoying EV range performance on target with when they took delivery is testament to the attention to detail our team paid to delivering on our promise of most people driving all electrically most of the time,” said Pam Fletcher, Chevrolet Volt executive chief engineer.
Here are some more numbers that back up Fletcher’s words. Volt owners, on average, go about 970 miles between gas fill-ups, which keeps them away from the pumps for over a month at a time. The Volt also continues to conquest at an amazing rate—69% of owners are new to GM and more owners trade-in the Toyota Prius for the Volt than any other car. To join Chevy’s green revolution, come see us here at Gjovik Auto today!
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re a pretty big fan of Chevrolet vehicles. And, if you’re a big fan of Chevrolet vehicles, you’ve got to be a huge fan of the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06, which is the most track-capable and performance-oriented Corvette ever created by the Bowtie. Most of the credit goes to the muscle car’s all-new LT4 engine, which grants the Corvette Z06 650 horsepower as well as 650 lb-ft of torque.
“The LT4 Small Block sets a new benchmark for power and torque at GM,” said Steve Kiefer, vice president, GM Powertrain Engineering. “The engine also puts the new Corvette Z06 on par with the most powerful supercars offered in America, while delivering performance with impeccable manners that make it suitable for daily driving.”
The LT4, a 6.2L V8 engine, blows away both the current competition and the past iterations of the Corvette. It’s both smaller and more powerful than its predecessor, the LS7, and not even high-end cars like the Porsche 911 are anywhere close to the Z06’s numbers. So come in to Gjovik Auto to see, feel, and test drive the all-new supercar Z06 today.
The auto industry never stands still, so it’s not too surprising to learn that Chevrolet is already working on the next-generation C8 Corvette. We’ve barely entered the second model year of the C7Corvette, so it will still be a while before the C8 makes an appearance (maybe 2022), but rumors suggest it may at least come with a hybrid option.
Now before you start thinking about a Corvette that drives like a Prius, realize that hybrid systems in cars like the Corvette, don’t weaken them, they only give them added strength. Many supercars from around the world already use hybrid assist systems, for example, the McLaren P1, Porsche 918, and LaFerrari.
What a hybrid system on the Corvette would do is add a boatload of low end torque that is immediately available, and then the gasoline-powered engine would take care of the rest.
What makes this idea even tastier is the price. Many of the hybrid-powered supercars, already cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the Corvette, and with General Motors’ experience with electric propulsion systems (the Chevrolet Volt), adding this technology won’t break the bank or make the Corvette unattainable.
What do you think about adding a hybrid system to a future Corvette? Is there always room for improvement or is this sacred ground?