_The California Air Resources Board on Friday adopted the new rules, which require that one-in-seven of new cars sold in the state in 2025 be an electric or other zero-emission vehicle.
The plan also mandated a 75-percent reduction in smog-forming pollutants by 2025, and a 34 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over roughly the same time.
Automakers worked with the board and federal regulators on the greenhouse gas mandates in an effort to create one national standard for those pollutants.
California's auto emissions standards are often more strict than federal ones. Currently 14 other states have adopted them as their own.
_Chevrolet called on filmmakers from around the world to create short films, and one will air during the telecast of Super Bowl XLVI. After hundreds of entries, we selected the best films and asked that you get involved for an opportunity to win up to $10,000.
And the winning short film has been announced: Chevy Happy Grad, a film by Zach Borst, USA, chronicles the hilarious moment when a young man receives the best graduation gift ever – or does he?
Click here to view more of the contest winners.
_The 7-Passenger Crossover Recognized for its Family-Friendly Features in Magazine’s First-Ever “Genius” Issue
The Chevrolet Traverse not only has ample space for the family with its three rows and possibility of eight seats. it also gets 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway. Children as young as seven can operate the sliding second row seats. Mom or Dad can mess around with the wireless bluetooth sound system. Finally, what is a great family car without cup holders? Well, these aren't just any cup holder, these babies can fit juice boxes and sippy cups.
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_When it comes to the Super Bowl, Chevy has never failed to disappoint in keeping your imagination running wild and bringing the smiles and laughter into your living rooms spot after spot.
Last year, there were over 46,117,176 total online views of our commercials. This year, we plan to up the ante with our 2012 Super Bowl XLVI ads. While we can’t reveal much now, we promise to deliver nothing short of top-notch storytelling to keep your tongues wagging throughout 2012.
Until then, relive the all the laughs and glory of the 2011 Chevy Super Bowl spots:
_One of the many development tests done on the Chevrolet Volt is to ensure the lithium-ion battery pack is protected from water. Watch as the car drives through a water trough at different depths and speeds.
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_To choose the winners of its 2011 True Cost to Own® Awards, the team at Edmunds.com gathered data on every 2011 vehicle on the market and estimated the five-year cost of owning each. After comparing every vehicle, Chevrolet came out on top twice: The 2011 Equinox and the 2011 Silverado 2500HD Regular Cab pickup.
“The 2011 Chevy Equinox is a stylish and comfortable entry in the highly competitive small-crossover segment,” Edmunds.com says. “RAV4 and CR-V shoppers should take notice.” They also note Equinox’s “premium look inside and out,” quiet cabin with tons of storage, and highly fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine3.
For the Silverado, Edmunds.com says: “Notably improved with added capability, the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD is an excellent choice for a heavy-duty truck.” Some of the highlighted features are “impressive hauling and towing capabilities; refined and quiet ride; solid build quality; responsive steering; comfortable seats.”
The True Cost to Own® takes multiple factors into account. The Total Cash Price includes MSRP, typically equipped options, and other standard charges, taxes and fees. Depreciation is the amount by which the value of a vehicle declines from its purchase price to the estimated resale value. Insurance and financing are based on a well-qualified purchaser.
Importantly, the calculation also includes fuel, based on revised EPA ratings, assuming 45% highway and 55% city driving, and maintenance and repairs. Maintenance is the estimated expense of both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, including replacing tires and other parts.
_When Engineers Dream
The 2012 Camaro ZL1 is the highest-performing production Camaro of all time. It is literally like nothing you've ever driven before. Built to be track-capable right from the showroom, and tested on some of the most rigorous tracks around the world, including the Nürburgring, where it clocked in at 7:41:23. This is the car every engineer dreams about building. Every racer dreams about tearing around the track. And every owner dreams about—a sports car that looks mean, but feels comfortable and docile enough for daily driving.
In 1969, 69 regular-production Camaros were installed with ZL1 all-aluminum racing engines. In that moment, those mythical 69 cars became the pinnacle in Camaro performance.
Until now. The 2012 Camaro ZL1. Available Spring 2012.
A little over a month ago GM brought to everyone's attention efforts by GM and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) to better understand the cause of a post-crash electrical fire that occurred after NHTSA crash tested a Chevrolet Volt. We are posting this information today to inform you of GM's solution to this issue.
GM remains firm in their belief that the Volt is a safe car - before, during and immediately after a crash. Although there have been no real world customer incidents, GM is taking precautionary steps to ensure your peace of mind. The focus of this investigation has been on what happens days or weeks after a severe side pole impact test, followed by a roll over. GM is enhancing the vehicle structure and battery coolant system to improve battery protection after a severe crash. GM will notify current Volt owners in February 2012 to schedule service to make these modifications.
If you have any questions, GM will be hosting a web chat on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Noon EST that will specifically address details. Please join the chat at ChevroletVoltAge.com http://www.chevroletvoltage.com/index.php/volt-blog/18-volt/2564-chevrolet-volt-battery- web-chat.html. If you aren’t able to join the web chat, you can read it later at the link above.
If you have any additional questions, please contact your Courtesy Chevrolet Volt advisor. The contact information is 877-4-VOLT-INFO (877-486-5846) or Voltda101@gmexpert.com.
GMs mission is to provide its customers with the best vehicles on the road. Among the many benefits and attributes GM strives to provide its customers, safety is the most important. It’s the ultimate piece of standard equipment GM can offer.
General Motors is tremendously proud of our owners’ overwhelmingly positive response to the Volt. There is no greater compliment to GMs Volt team than to have its owners rate Volt the highest of all makes and models on Consumer Reports Annual Satisfaction Survey.
Thank you for standing by the Chevy Volt during this experience. It’s been very gratifying to read the supporting comments many of you have posted on Volt’s Facebook page and other forums.
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_Watch and share your favorite 30-second films and you could win up to $10,000 in the Chevrolet Route 66 contest.
Chevrolet called on filmmakers from around the world to create short films, and one will air during the telecast of Super Bowl XLVI. After hundreds of entries, we’ve selected the best films and ask that you get involved for an opportunity to win up to $10,000.
The top films can be viewed on Chevrolet Route 66. From now until January 25, 2012 6:59 PM EST, residents of the U.S., UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France, India and China can watch and share their favorite films for a shot at $10,000. And, on February 5, 2012, your favorite film might be the one that airs during the telecast of Super Bowl XLVI.
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