Latest News From KARL Chevy

GM Awards Advanced Development Battery Contracts For Chevrolet Volt

GM Awards Advanced Development Battery Contracts For Chevrolet Volt E-Flex SystemContracts Mark Important Step in Developing Range-Extender and Fuel Cell E-Flex VariantsWILMINGTON, Del. – General Motors has awarded two contracts for advanced development of lithium-ion batteries for its electric drive "E-Flex System," it was announced today at GM's annual shareholder meeting. GM selected two companies…
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300 Miles on Hydrogen

By Larry Burns GM VP, Research and Development and Strategic Planning What an exciting day yesterday! I’ve been working on advanced technologies for a long time, but yesterday has to be one of the highlights of my career. That’s because we met our goal of driving the Chevy Sequel fuel cell vehicle 300 miles without…
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GM Volt to be produced for 2010?

40 Miles. That is the distance that the 2010 Chevry Volt could drive completely on battery. Is it enough? I've heard it said that the Toyota Prius can only drive 1 mile on battery alone. So we are making progress, and with an onboard gas engine (or diesel engine) driving a generator, range is not…
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How a Turbocharger Works

One of my favorite sites on the Internet (www.howstuffworks.com) has done a great job of describing what a turbocharger is and how it works. Many of our truck buyers know turbos because they buy diesel truck engines with them for increased towing capacity and fuel efficiency. So, if you want to know exactly what a turbo is and…
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The Definitive Winter Driving Tip List

Take it from NPR's top car guys Tom and Ray (also known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) and follow this link to the best list of winter driving tips yet assembled. My favorite radio personalities have wrangled together this list of 18 tips for surviving winter travel that are not to be ignored. Note, if…
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Tahoe Hybrid: A Dual Mode Hybrid

Later this year we will see the first Tahoe Hybrid land here at our dealership. This is exciting because this will be the world's first two-mode hybrid propulsion powered SUV! While traditional full hybrid systems offer only one electric mode, used in low-speed driving, the Tahoe system will offer one mode for low speed and light loads…
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Suburban vs. Escalade ESV

What is the difference between a Chevy Suburban and a Cadillac Escalade ESV? Aside from $15,000.00, not too much! We've often had the question come up here at KARL Chevrolet and here's my basic breakdown. With the Suburban, the price goes from about $38k - $54k. For that money, you get a family sized SUV…
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KARL in the Community

Back in September, 1927 when Leo Karl, Sr. first opened the doors to KARL Chevrolet, a tradition of a company deeply involved in the communities it serves was born. Ever since, the KARL dealership has taken a leadership role in many civic activities. The dealership has been particularly active in supporting both organizations and activities…
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