Electric cars are futuristic, with the environment being a major concern. They produce fewer emissions while providing efficiency for your commute from Williamsville to Buffalo. Chevrolet has made impressive steps in this area through its electric cars. The car manufacturer has two models under its name. A shift to electric cars is both economically and environmentally rational. In both the Volt and Bolt EV, Chevrolet offers viable choices for electric cars.
The Volt model comes in two trims; the LT and Premier. Both the LT and Premier trims have a range extender engine with an electric drive unit offering a torque of 294 lb-ft and 149 hp. The range extender allows you to drive for some time after depleting the battery. The trims have a Direct Injection, Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) 4-cylinder engine with a 1.5L Variable Valve Timing. They run on regular unleaded gasoline.
Volt has an 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, Voltec electric drive system, and an eight-inch diagonal reconfigurable LCD instrumentation that also has a Driver Information Center. It is E10 Fuel capable as well as being on Federal tier 3 in Emissions. It has a thermal management system for the lithium-ion battery that activates automatically. The axle final drive ratio is 2.64 for this FWD car.
The car also has a 3.6 kW and 7.2 kW onboard charging module for the LT and Premier trims, respectively. Under this module, you can recharge the car in 4.5 hours using the 240-volt charging unit, to give you up to 11 miles of range per hour of charge for the LT trim. You can also use the 120-volt portable charge cord to charge for around 13 hours, giving you 4 miles per hour of charge. For the Premier trim, the 240-volt 32-amp unit charges the car in 2.25 hours to give 22 miles of range per hour of charge.
The 120-volt portable charge can be used on any 120-volt three-prong outlet. You can use either the 8 amp or 12 amp options. The car also has 12-volt rundown protection that helps prevent draining the battery by switching off interior lamps after you turn off the vehicle.
The Bolt EV car gives you 259 miles of range on a full charge. That is something that drivers in Kenmore will find impressive and attractive. Compared to its predecessor, the Volt, Bolt EV offers more range per full charge. You can take a day or more before recharging. This new model further incorporates advanced features for safety. The car has Energy Assist to give you a range of charging data, including information on charging stations available. It uses information about the car’s charge, real-time weather, and driving conditions to guide the driver.
The recommended charging unit for the Volt EV is 240-volt 32-amp. That will give you about 25 miles per full charge. With DC fast charging, you can get up to 100 miles of range within 30 minutes of charging. The car has a 10.2-inch diagonal touchscreen display that gives you access to real-time information about the car, such as battery levels. Some of the safety features for this car include Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Automatic Emergency Braking.
Similar to the Volt, Bolt EV comes in two trims; the LT and Premier trims. The FWD car has a torque of 266 and a horsepower of 200. It uses a lithium-ion battery and has a 12-volt battery rundown protection, 7.2 kW onboard charging module, and 4-wheel antilock disc brakes. You can use a portable 12-volt charge cord. It has an axle with a final drive ratio of 7.05. It has standard safety features similar to those in the Volt model.
If you are an electric vehicle enthusiast in Tonawanda, or Cheektowaga., Paddock Chevrolet in Kenmore has you covered. Feel free to check our new inventory for the Chevrolet electric cars. For financing options, please visit our Finance Center to see the options available for acquiring your car. Contact us to check out our new inventory and finance offers today.