The Green Living Guy

In 2011, Chevrolet dealers in the Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic states experienced the arrival of green living. The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Chevrolet Volt. For it brought new faces through the doors of their stores.

Initial buyer surveys conducted by General Motors revealed that more than half of the Chevy Volt owners had not visited a Chevrolet dealership in the past 10 years. Moreover, nearly one-third of Chevy Volt buyers had never been to a Chevrolet dealership.


The impact of the Volt can be seen in other areas of Chevrolet’s business. So the customers searching for fuel-efficient transportation. Especially and often begin their search with the Volt. Finally, they end up cross-shopping the Chevrolet Cruze.
According to web traffic data on both and So the Chevrolet Cruze is the No. 1 cross-shopped Chevrolet vehicle with the Volt.

Since April, nearly 200,000 visitors searching for information. Especially on the Chevrolet Volt also searched for information on the Cruze.

“As far as image goes, the Volt is huge because it’s also helping sell the Cruze,” said Inder Dosanjh, a Chevrolet dealer in Dublin, Calif.

Chevy Volt

The Chevrolet Volt has been on sale in the United States since December 2010. The first-generation Volt was powered by a three-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor, with all-electric range extending to up to 50 miles (80 km). For the second-generation Volt, Chevrolet increased the electric motor’s output to deliver all-electric range extending to as much as 40 miles (64 km).


The all-new Chevrolet Volt is now available for the 2014 model year. That’s with updated features and improved performance. The all-new Chevrolet Volt offers up to 31 miles (50 km) of all-electric driving range. Especially in the city and 50 miles (80 km) of all-electric driving range on the highway.
The Chevrolet Volt offers plug-in hybrid technology called extended range. The Volt’s engine is optimized for efficiency and operates as an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV). That’s during most of the day. However, then it seamlessly transitions to gasoline engine power as needed. The Volt also uses regenerative braking to recapture energy when slowing. That’s so that it can be used again when accelerating.


The all-new Chevrolet Volt combines the highly fuel-efficient driving performance of a pure electric vehicle with the efficiency. Moreover and range of a conventional hybrid. The Volt offers more than twice the combined city and highway range of the first-generation Volt and more than 30 percent more combined mileage than the all-new Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid.

In addition, the Volt is also significantly quieter. Also smoother and more responsive than the first-generation Volt.  Finally, the all-new Chevrolet Volt is the only plug-in hybrid in the U.S. with a 200-mile (322 km) all-electric range. Chevrolet is also the only automaker offering an all-electric range of more than 40 miles (64 km) in a plug-in hybrid.

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