Since its founding in 1908, General Motors has been on the cutting edge of automotive innovation.
Now, more than 100 years later, America’s largest carmaker is leading the charge in developing electric vehicles. The automaker recently announced plans to introduce 30 new EVs by 2025.
At the Barclays Global Automotive Conference, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra outlined the company’s EV ambitions and why it’s uniquely positioned to lead the rest of the automotive world into an emission-free future.
“We are transitioning to an all-electric portfolio from a position of strength and we’re focused on growth,” she explained. “We can accelerate our EV plans because we are rapidly building a competitive advantage in batteries, software, vehicle integration, manufacturing, and customer experience.”
At least two-thirds of GM’s upcoming EVs will be available in the North American market. Currently, there are already at least 10 models on the automaker’s schedule. Four of those will bear the iconic Chevrolet badge, and one of those Chevy models will be an all-electric pickup truck.
At the moment, Chevy currently only offers one electric vehicle: the Bolt EV. The compact car boasts an EPA-estimated driving range of 259 miles on a full charge and can move from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds.*
For more information on GM and Chevy’s new electric cars, keep your eyes on the Sharon Chevrolet blog and our inventory of the newest Chevrolet models.
*EPA-estimated 259-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.
Every day another group of teen drivers pass their tests and take to the roadways alone. In recent years, there has been a surge in vehicle technology that helps parents monitor their teen’s driving behaviors and encourage smart roadside behavior. Chevy recently announced the news of an industry-first feature that will enforce one aspect of safe driving before the vehicle ever switches gears.
Chevy’s Buckle to Drive feature is a customizable setting that makes it impossible to shift out of park unless the driver’s seat belt is securely fastened. This simple step makes sure that not only is the seat belt buckled but it is done so properly each time.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, using a seat belt is the number one thing drivers can do to protect themselves in the event of a collision. Chevy acknowledges this reality and has now provided an option for concerned parents to ensure that their new driver is following this advice. And if you are an adult that has picked up a few lax seat-belt habits in your years of otherwise safe driving, this can be an easy way to help form a new safer habit.
Contact us at Sharon Chevrolet for more exciting news from the brand. Or stop by to test-drive one of our shiny new 2019 Chevy models equipped with Teen Driver technology.
The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD is making its way closer to its rollout next year, but first we’re getting a better look at the upcoming heavy duty pickup. So far, we’ve seen the aggressive LT and premium High Country trims in detail.
The mid-range LT boasts an aggressive style with a bold grille and slick character lines. An athletic stance and upscale interior make the LT model a true sight to behold. The upcoming Silverado HD LT combines luxury and muscle for drivers who want the best of both worlds.
The premium 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD High Country recently made its debut. A conservative design and body-color bumpers create a sense of sophistication in the hefty pickup. A rather simple grille and bowtie logo further reinforce the streamlined styling. An exclusive two-tone metallic trim comes standard on the range-topping model.
An all-new gasoline V8 engine will power the upcoming pickup, though details won’t be disclosed until the full 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD reveal. Drivers have the option of selecting an updated variant of the Duramax® turbo-diesel V8 engine as well.
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD maximum towing and payload capacities aren’t known yet. What we do know is that both values will be higher than the current truck’s ratings. And, we at Sharon Chevrolet know that these new trucks will be fantastic machines, like the rest of the Silverado line.