CLEVELAND- Imagine driving to and from work everyday and using little to no gas. It’s possible with Chevy’s hybrid.
The Chevy Volt has earned plenty of accolades in four years, more than any other electrical car out there so it’s no wonder why the Volt is near the top when it comes to plug-ins.
“I’m a Chevy fan and I think this Volt is the greatest thing Chevy came out with as far as efficiency,” said Larry Piecuch of Mayfield Village.
The 2015 Chevy Volt comes with a little extra punch, a battery pack upgrade, this is the second battery size boost in the electric car. The battery pack upgrade gives you 17.1 Kilowatt-Hours, up from 16.5 Kilowatt-Hours, meaning a slight increase in range.
“That 38-mile electrical charge is going to be a truer charge, when you hit the breaks it’s going to help recharge the battery like the previous model but it does a little bit better job of it as well," said Sales Manager Ryan Serpentini.
“I talk to people that own them and everybody seems to love it," Piecuch said. "They rave about the car.”
The battery pack is not the only upgrade on the new 2015 Volt, if you’re a smartphone lover, 4G LTE is also available.
“That means you can connect up to 7 devices to Wi-Fi inside the vehicle,” said Serpentini.
The technology doesn’t end there, the Volt comes with OnStar RemoteLink for five-years for use with your mobile device.
“You can control your vehicle from your phone from wherever you are," Serpentini said. "If you’re in California and your car is in Ohio you can lock your car, you can start your car or you can check to make sure everything is up to speed as far as making sure the tire pressure is okay, if you need an oil change, you can check all of those things from your phone.”
The Volt stands alone when it comes to hybrid vehicles, in fact how it works is what defines this electric vehicle.
“You run strictly on electric until that electric charge is done then it goes strict over to gas,” Serpentini said.
At the Detroit Auto Show, Chevy rolled out its 2016 Volt which will be completely different on the outside, a complete redesign, it will be like a Hybrid in disguise.
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