Out of 12 cars, the Forward Collision Alert system integrated in the 2014 Chevrolet Volt earned it the Institute for Highway Safety’s 2014 Top Safety Pick award. Added to that, the Chevrolet Volt also earned a decent score in a tough small overlap front crash test, conducted by the IIHS. The amazing test results put this car at a better stance compared to its competitors, both in small and electric power train car segments.
The IIHS senior vice president for vehicle research, Joe Nolan explained that the outstanding performance of the Chevrolet Volt puts it at the top among the safest small cars. He also praised GM for coming up with such a strong small car, which was designed even before the crash tests were introduced. The Volt managed to secure the highest, ‘good’ rating in four out of the six IIHS tests. In the remaining two Structure category and the Restraints and Kinematics tests, the car earned a decent ‘acceptable’ rating.
The vice president of GM Global Vehicle Safety explained how the company aims to keep up with the solid safety standards. He added that achieving the highest safety ratings in the IIHS tests is also highly valued by the customers. The overlap front crash test was introduced in 2012 and it simulates a collision with an object, like a tree, on the front corners of the vehicle at 40mph. This way, the front bumpers are avoided so that the energy from the impact is equally distributed throughout the car. According to the IIHS, the overlap front crash test is still considered one of the most challenging tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the IIHS.
What happens when the battery runs out on the Chevy Volt? Watch the video to find out.
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Chevrolet introduces 2 new colors for the Chevy Volt. Place an order with Courtesy Chevrolet for the 2014 Volt in late May.
We’re happy to announce two brand new colors available on the 2014 Chevrolet Volt palette. Introducing Brownstone Metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic.
These two colors will accompany Silver Ice Metallic, Black, Blue Topaz Metallic, Crystal Red, Silver Topaz Metallic, Summit White and White Diamond Tricoat as the 2014 Chevrolet Volt colors. You can begin placing orders with Courtesy Chevrolet for the 2014 Volt in late May.
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A luxury vehicle that uses the same technology as the Chevy Volt has been unveiled. Purchase the Volt at Courtesy Chevrolet.
General Motors has designed a luxury vehicle that is an extended-range hybrid. The 2014 Cadillac ELR was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show the other day. As you guessed, it has the same technology at the ever so popular Chevrolet Volt.
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Courtesy Chevrolet: Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Sonic Win Consumer Guide® Automotive’s “Best Buy” Accolades.
The automotive experts at Consumer Guide Automotive have recognized the 2013 Chevy Sonic with its prestigious “Best Buy” Award for Subcompact Cars. And in a brand-new category — “Electric” — the 2013 Chevrolet Volt has also won Consumer Guide Automotive's “Best Buy” honors.
The “Best Buy” Award is Consumer Guide Automotive’s highest accolade. “[A] ‘Best Buy’ represents the very best balance of attributes within its class,” says Consumer Guide Automotive. Factors considered include a vehicle’s value, features, accommodations and performance.
Consumer Guide Automotive calls Sonic a “must-see” car that is “fun to drive” with a “surprising depth and breadth of features.” Said one road-test editor, “High levels of refinement, a comfortable driving experience, and what I think is probably the best-looking interior in a subcompact are some of this car’s strong points.”
In winning Consumer Guide Automotive’s newest award, Chevy Volt was recognized for its technological excellence. “It adeptly blends the benefits of electric-only driving while providing a gasoline engine to eliminate the ‘range anxiety’ associated with cars that run only on batteries.”
The Consumer Guide “Best Buy” Award is one more first for Chevy Sonic. And the “Best Buy” Award is just the latest accolade for Chevy Volt, which is already the best-selling rechargeable car this year.
Courtesy Chevrolet brings Volt owners tips on how to get the most from your Chevy Volt in cold weather.
As the winter season quickly approaches, it is important for Volt owners to know how cooler temperatures can affect their electric range. During the colder months, the energy needed to warm the vehicle’s cabin and high-voltage battery can cause your electric range to decline. Below are some tips to help you maximize your electric range:
Finally, always keep in mind the three T’s. The outside temperature, drive terrain, and your driving technique, can all affect your vehicle’s electric range. So remember to precondition the car in cooler temperatures, where possible avoid hilly routes as well as aggressive acceleration and deceleration, in order to maximize electric range.
For more tips, check out this video:
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