Category Archives: Go Green!

2011 Chevrolet VOLT starts at $41,000

NEW CANAAN, CT – Starting today, KARL Chevrolet will begin taking customer orders for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the industry’s first electric vehicle with extended-range capability. Chevrolet is so confident in the overall value of the Volt that the brand will offer a lease program on the Volt with a monthly payment as low as $350 for 36 months at…
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A look inside the Battery that powers the 2011 Chevrolet VOLT….

General Motors has announced that the Battery Pack and Electric Drive components of the 2011 Chevy VOLT will carry an impressive 8 year or 100,000 mile warranty.  Production of the 16kw VOLT Battery Pack will commence at GM's Brownstown, MI assembly plant in early August 2010.  As we anxiously await the first production VOLT's to begin rolling…
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What does the Chevy VOLT mean for Metro NY and CT drivers?

The above ad appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 as a means of introducing metro NY consumers to the Chevy VOLT.  As we've written about previously on this site, the VOLT will shatter consumers' expectations on what their car can do. The VOLT takes the best attributes of an Electric Vehicle, like…
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Getting to know the 2011 Chevrolet VOLT

The Chevrolet VOLT is coming ... and KARL Chevrolet will be ready!  We want to make sure you start to understand what the VOLT is all about!  Sure VOLT is an electric vehicle, but the Chevy VOLT will create a new benchmark in terms of what we think about electric vehicles and it will leapfrog any…
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The GM EN-V … could this be our future mode of transportation?

General Motors and its strategic partner, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC), have unveiled a new concept they call the EN-V. The letters are an acronym for Electric Networked Vehicle. If nothing else, this design concept is certainly thought provoking.... what would our streets look like with these little beauties tooling around? Below is the…
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Chevy VOLT moves a step closer to reality…

The time is drawing near when we will find out which U.S. markets will be the first to see Chevy VOLT deliveries. Tomorrow, December 2nd, at the opening of the LA Auto Show, GM has said they will announce the initial retail markets for the Chevy VOLT in November 2010. For several years, we have…
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Got Nitrogen?

Believe me, I am the first one to call something bogus if a claim seems too big, preposerous, or someone is trying to sell snake oil. That said, I had the guys in our shop fill my 2006 Cobalt SS's tires with Nitrogen to see for myself if the claims of better ride quality, better tire wear,…
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What’s the buzz about Ethanol?

Exactly what is ethanol? And what's the buzz about?It seems there are many 'rumors' but few current facts floating around about Ethanol and more specifically about e85 Ethanol. So let's discuss the basics: E85 Ethanol is a renewable fuel made up of 85% man-made renewable Ethanol fuel and 15% Petroleum. With only 15% petroleum, you…
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