Driving The Electric Chevy Bolt EV: Will It Cause You Range Anxiety?

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Drivers of the #Chevy Bolt EV rely on a gauge that is prominently displayed to help keep track of available range. This gauge provides valuable information.

 

The gauge is displayed on an 8.0-inch digital instrument-cluster screen.  The number in the middle represents the vehicle’s best estimate for how much further it can travel before running out of juice.

 

This middle number is flanked by a maximum and a minimum range estimate. As the Chevy Bolt EV is driven more efficiently, a green bar rises from the middle number to indicate that the vehicle is trending upward toward the maximum range.

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If the vehicle is using more energy, a yellow bar stretches down toward the minimum range number. The spread between the maximum and minimum numbers narrows as the vehicle’s battery is further depleted. For example, prior to starting a test drive of approximately 240 miles, the Chevy Bolt EV, when fully charged, displayed a main range estimate of 225 miles at the start, with a maximum of 265 and a minimum of 184 miles.  When the test drive was finished, the gauge showed 34 miles, the maximum was 40 and the minimum was 27.

 

Range anxiety in the Chevy Bolt occurs on a different scale than in most other EVs. With less than one-fourth of battery capacity remaining, the range display can sometimes turn into a somewhat disturbing shade of orange; the sort of color that in another EV might prompt you to find a charging station as soon as possible.  But in the Chevy Bolt, it is likely to have 30 or 40 miles of range remaining when this happens, giving you plenty of time to run a few errands before needing to find your next charge point.

 

To learn more about the benefits of the Chevy Bolt EV, visit Pine Belt Chevrolet.  Pine Belt Chevy takes pride in serving New Jersey customers with a great deal more dedication, commitment and honesty than any Lakewood car dealers.

 

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Charging The Electric Chevy Bolt EV Is Easy

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If you can charge your cell phone, you can charge the #Chevy Bolt EV.

It is very convenient to charge the Chevy Bolt EV because you can top off your battery as much or as little as you like.  You can plug the vehicle in at night and by the morning, it is charged up and ready to go.  Plugging the Chevy Bolt EV can become a part of your daily routine without leaving your garage.

 

There are several options for charging the Chevy Bolt EV. First, the 240-Volt/32 amp charging unit (professional installation required) is available and is the fastest way to recharge your battery at home.  This option also offers more power than the standard 120-volt outlet and this higher-voltage system can provide up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge time.

 

Second, another option the Chevy Bolt EV offers is the DC Fast Charging capability. This option provides up to 90 miles of range in about 30 minutes of charge time. There are DC Fast Charging stations available for public use and they are perfect for topping off your charge anytime while on the go.

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Lastly, you can program your charge settings whether you are home or away. By using the GPS signal in the car, the Chevy Bolt EV knows when you’re home. It will then activate according to your preset times. If you are not home, the Chevy Bolt EV will know to charge immediately. You can even postpone charging until utility rates are at their lowest off-peak prices, which is usually at night while you sleep.

 

Learn more about the benefits of driving the Chevy Bolt EV by visiting Pine Belt Chevrolet.  Pine Belt Chevy takes pride in serving New Jersey customers with a great deal more dedication, commitment and honesty than any Lakewood car dealers.  The expert Sales team at #PineBeltChevrolet can answer any questions.  Visit our website at www.pinebeltchevrolet.com.  We want to be your dealership!

 

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The Chevy Bolt EV: Why Should You Drive Electric?

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There are many reasons why a prospective vehicle buyer should consider the  2017 #Chevy Bolt EV.

 

First, it has a beautifully sculpted exterior and a spacious interior.

Second, it’s performance is impressive and it has advanced technologies.

Third, the Chevy Bolt EV has completely reinvented what an electric vehicle can be. And as if the above reasons were not proof enough, the Chevy Bolt EV was named Motor Trend’s 2017 Car of the Year.

 

You can do it all with the Chevy Bolt EV, except stop for gas.

It is hard to imagine never having to stop for gas, never again.  Regardless of whether your commute consists of traveling to and from work or your commute simply consists of everyday errands, the Chevy Bolt EV goes the distance for you by providing an EPA- estimated 238 miles of range per full charge.

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How far is an EPA-estimated 238 miles?  The average daily commute is only about 40 miles round trip. So, 238 miles is more than enough range to get through an average day. And you could go up to three or four days or even more, without needing to plug in.  You will also have two ways to boost your budget: by cutting out gas along with the addition of generous tax incentives.

 

You can learn more about the benefits of driving an electric vehicle, like the Chevy Bolt EV, by visiting Pine Belt Chevrolet.  Pine Belt Chevy takes pride in serving New Jersey customers with a great deal more dedication, commitment and honesty than any Lakewood car dealers.  They have operated under this goal since 1937 and it’s that guiding principle that has led them to house New Jersey’s largest collection of new and used Chevy cars, trucks and SUVs.  The expert Sales team at #PineBeltChevrolet can answer any questions.  Check out our website.

 

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Which is Better: Camaro ZL1 or Challenger Hellcat?

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It was a supercar showdown to end all supercar showdowns:  the Dodge Challenger Hellcat took on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the result was nothing short of impressive.

They both are considered one of the most powerful cars in Amercia.  The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a 650 horsepower matched with a six-speed manual gearbox.  The Dodge Challenger Hellcat has 707 horsepower mated with 10-speed automatic transmission. In spite of the difference in horsepower, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 proved to be a true contender on the drag strip for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

It’s true, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat has more power under the hood than  the Camaro ZL1.  Of course, you’d think that the Hellcat would win the race. It did, but it wasn’t the difference in power that decided the race between the two adversaries. The Drive magazine said the Chevrolet lost the matchup due to its manual gearbox. “The only time the Hellcat pulled ahead of the ZL1 was when he was shifting. He was not speeding shifting on the car, so, he was lifting off to shift, whereas the automatic, I just kept my foot on the ground and kept going,” said John Hennessey, the driver of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
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Yes, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat got the prize.  However, it was reported that the real win went to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. After all, the ZL1 was able to keep up with the Hellcat. If both cars had had automatic transmissions, the battle would surely have been neck-and-neck.

At Pine Belt Chevrolet, we’d love to who you the #2017ChevroletCamaroZL1. You can check it out first on our website at www.pinebeltchevrolet.com to see our inventory and schedule a test drive.  If you’re looking for a new car, SUV, crossover or truck, we hope you’ll come see us at #PineBeltChevy. We’re also the premier used car dealership in NJ.  Come see us at Pine Belt Subaru today.

 

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Subaru to Wait Until 2020 for WRX Redesign

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Subaru Impreza lovers, you’re wait is just beginning.  If you are holding our for a new WRX or STI, you’ll have to wait until 2019 or 2020.  A senior engineer at Subaru said, “The WRX will have a facelift soon, not a full model cycle, because the new model just launched in 2015.  The full model cycle will be about four or five years, and that’s when you’ll see a full model.”

 

The delay is due to the amount of time it takes to develop a new model, and not the cost.  “You just can’t shorten that production cycle.  There’s many things to consider, such as durability testing and likewise.”

 

He did say the current WRX will get a refresh soon.  “Subaru would love to have the WRX on the new platform, because the car would be a lot better, but the 2-10 will be a facelift only.”

 

The 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Sport First Drive is also in the news. It’s the first vehicle to be built on Subaru’s new global platform, and the first to be built in North America.  It’s as flexible as it is fun to drive.  After 25 years, the vehicle has been reimaged from door pulls to the engine.  It’s all about the latest in performance.  It’s been built on a whole new chassis, which will also be found on all future models, over time.

 

Have you been thinking about a Subaru? Why not come to Pine Belt Subaru and take a close look.  You can also check out our website at www.pinebeltsubaru.com. If you’re looking for a new car, SUV, crossover or truck, we hope you’ll come see us at #PineBeltSubaru. We’re also the premier used car dealership in NJ.  Come see us at Pine Belt Subaru today.

 

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Chevy Trucks Scholarship Program for FFA

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Future Farmers of America is the backbone of the future of American farms and ranches.  So it’s no surprise that #Chevy and its dealers have had a longstanding relationship with the National FFA Organization.  After all, trucks, farms and ranches just go together.  That’s why Chevy offers local dealers the opportunity to co-sponsor up to 150 scholarships to FFA members each year, on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

And it’s not just any scholarship program. The National FFA Scholarship Program is rated as one of the top 5 programs by U.S.News & World Reports.  Why?  Because they help motivated students graduate with career-ready college diplomas.

 

The FFA has been preparing youth for the challenges of tomorrow since 1928.  They develop youth potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

 

Chevy is proud to have invested in more than six generations of farmers and agricultural professionals.  We provide help with education and do our part to create new opportunities for the future.  It’s a legacy that’s built on years of dedication and innovation—just like Chevy trucks!

 

Are you interested in applying for the Chevy Trucks Scholarship Program? Or know someone who should?  Be sure to check out FFA.org/scholarships.  However, all applications are due by Feb. 1, 2017.

 

At Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood NJ, we’re proud of this partnership between Chevy and FFA.  If you’re thinking about buying a new or pre-owned Chevy truck, we hope you’ll come see us. You can also check out our entire inventory online at www.pinebeltchevrolet.com.  We’re also the premier used car dealership in NJ.  Come see us at Pine Belt Chevy today!

 

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