You may recall an ad campaign on the internet that used the number 230mpg in several creative executions a couple of summers ago. That campaign sparked much criticism and debate. A common theme of those conversations was the need to adapt the way vehicle efficiency is communicated to the public as a wave of alternative propulsion systems hit the market. How should the EPA display efficiency of Electric Vehicles? Is it fair that a Gasoline/Electric Hybrid be classified the same as a Gasoline Only or an Electric Only Vehicle? On an Electric Vehicle, does total range matter to a consumer and should it be displayed on a label? Also on Electric Vehicles, does the time it takes to recharge the batteries matter to consumers and should it be displayed on a label? Do consumers really understand 'Greenhouse Gas' emissions, what they do, and how they are measured? Ultimately, what are the most important facts that are relevant to the average consumer in helping to make a purchase or lease decision?
If you drove by our dealership on Saturday or Sunday, August 21st and 22nd, you might have thought we had closed! Where did all the cars go??? Fear not! Our inventory had been moved off-site temporarily to allow the cleaning and re-sealing of our parking lots and painting of new lines. As of Monday morning we were back to business as usual and looking a little fresher.
Just like the late summer breezes signal the coming of autum, we can feel the excitement in the air as the ground-breaking new 2011 Chevrolet VOLT is set to enter production around mid-October. Each week some new details emerge about the VOLT, and as Chevrolet allows select automotive journalists to experience the VOLT first-hand, we continue to learn more.
Each fall, the Rotary Club of New Canaanholds its largest annual fundraiser - the Family Lobsterfest. This event has become a tradition for many local families .... you just have to come once and you'll be back year after year!
At this year's Woodward Dream Cruise, amoung thousands of classic cars from the past was one on the most anticipated cars from the future.... the upcoming 2011 Chevy VOLT turned heads and electrified the crowd as people went from asking "What kind of car is that?" to saying "WOW! That's the new Chevy VOLT! I've been waiting to see one in person!" Check out this video courtesy of WABC TV Affiliate WXYZ from Detroit, MI:
The following video segment is from AOL Autos.... one of their Auto Writers, Bradley Hasemeyer, visited GM's Milford, MI, Proving Grounds to check out the all-new Chevy VOLT in person. In the video, Bradley talks with Chevrolet VOLT Communications Manager, Nick Richards, about what makes the VOLT different. This is a great segment - about 5 minutes long - that really captures the essense of what makes the VOLT work. Take a look and let us know what you think! Could a Chevy VOLT be in your future?
It was not long ago that General Motors showed a wild new concept car at a limited number of auto shows... it was January 2007 to be exact when the Chevy VOLT Concept vehicle was first shown. A bold idea with the wild, at the time, claim of 40 miles all electric, gas-free driving PLUS an extended range mode that would provide up to 300 more miles. At the time this seemed like crazy talk.
KARL Chevrolet is a family owned Chevrolet dealership located in New Canaan, CT; minutes from Stamford or Norwalk, less than an hour north of Manhatten; and just thirty minutes from Danbury or New Haven. Our dedicated staff is here to support you in every aspect of vehicle acquisition and ownership. We have been here fulfilling family transportation needs in Fairfield and Westchester Counties since 1927!