Stopping at the gas station is an errand that is becoming less and less appealing thanks to rising gas prices. To see what the new Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid can do to change this, continue reading.
One of the Most Fuel-Efficient Cars on the Market
Offering a 375-mile range with a full tank of gas and up to 95/93 mpg city/highway mileage, the Chevrolet Volt holds the title of one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market. And this efficiency doesn’t come at the cost of performance: The Chevrolet Volt boasts a total of 273 pound-feet of torque and 149 horsepower for a powerful jolt when you step on the accelerator.
What makes the Chevrolet Volt so unique is its ability to switch between different energy sources, depending on the most efficient option. The electric motor is able to power the car using pure electric energy up to 100 mph for a range of 25-50 miles. If you have a 30-mile roundtrip commute each day, you won’t ever have to fill up at the pump as long as you’re only driving in the city. After the 30 miles or so, the Volt’s battery runs out, and it starts to rely on the gasoline engine to provide power for the electric motor.
Quick, Easy Charging
The Chevrolet Volt takes a mere three hours to charge if you have the 240V charging station, or about 10 hours if you use a standard 120V electrical outlet. On average, charging the Chevrolet Volt costs about $1.50 per day. If you have an iPhone, you can see your battery charge level and even schedule a charging time that coincides with the most affordable electricity rates of the day, if you like.
To take a test drive in the brand new Chevrolet Volt and learn more about the $7,500 federal tax rebate that it qualifies for, visit Sweeney Chevrolet of Youngstown. Give us a call at (330) 460-5983 for more information, and be sure to visit our website to see what new Chevrolets we are offering.