The 2017 Chevy Volt Is At the Top of Its Game!
After the Toyota Prius burst onto the modern automotive landscape almost twenty years ago, it was only a matter of time before more makers stepped up to continue to develop the burgeoning potential of hybrid and electric vehicles. Today, of course, the market is wider than ever, and while the familiar names continue to hold down their own territory in the field, it’s an increasing fact that the young alternatives have got more to offer than just mere imitation. By taking the best of a century’s-worth of experience and combining it with plenty of forward-thinking effort developing the best of modern technology in innovative ways, Chevrolet now stands among the best and brightest in the expanding roster of modern electric vehicle manufacturers.
Emerging relatively early in the game, the first Chevy Volt made its U.S. debut for the 2011 model year. In the time since, the Volt has managed to stack up more than the usual share of accolades, receiving distinction as 2011’s North American Car of the Year and World Green Car, the 2012’s European Car of the Year, and now, in a repeat of another one of its 2011 wins, as the 2016 Green Car of the Year as well. With more than a little evidence to show that it isn’t just another carbon copy, we’re sure that the newest Chevy Volt is worth a good, long look!
As a plug-in hybrid, the Volt uses its store of battery power exclusively until the charge drains enough to require intervention from the traditional combustion engine. With a full charge, the Volt will carry its passengers 53 miles before making the switch, a total that’s more than up to snuff with the traditional competition. With the gas engine still pumping out 48 miles per gallon, you can be sure that the Volt has got capability where it counts on both sides of the hybrid fence.
As Chevy’s hybrid has been around long enough now that reports are starting to come in from people who have personally experienced the difference between the Volt and direct competition like the Prius, it’s more than gratifying to see that many who have made the switch to the Volt are beaming with compliments. With the most up-to-date accommodations in Chevy’s inventory on board, as well as a cheaper bottom line when it comes to charging and utilizing the all-electric driving mode, the Volt has got more than what it needs to stand up to the competition. As it earns the highest possible hybrid vehicle tax credit with $7,500 back, the Volt also knows how to compete price-wise.
The best Chevy Volt yet has just arrived for 2017, too, so there’s never been a better time to get to know one. Considering the many ways in which the Volt has demonstrated its competitive edge, it seems as though there’s no good reason not to consider it when looking for the best that hybrid-electric technology has to offer to drivers these days. If you’re curious about everything you’ve got to gain from a new Chevy hybrid, we’ll be more than pleased to take you on a personal tour any time, right here at Apple Chevy!