Chevrolet, Disney Team Up for Chevy Volt Movie Debut

2016 Volt reveal at NAIAS

It looks like the Chevrolet Volt is going to be a star outside the automotive industry. Chevrolet recently announced that the 2016 Volt model is making its movie debut in Disney’s new film Tomorrowland. The film takes place in the present day and Tomorrowland, where anything can happen.

“Tomorrowland is a place where nothing is impossible, which is something that Chevrolet believes can exist in the here and now,” said Tim Mahoney, vice president of Global Chevrolet. “The Chevrolet spirit reflects the hopes and possibilities of tomorrow in real instruments of change for today like the next-generation Chevrolet Volt.”

This isn’t the first time Chevrolet and Disney have teamed up, though. The two powerhouses also offered an in-depth look into the automotive design process with the Test Track ride at Epcot, highlighting what goes into creating an innovative vehicle like the Chevrolet Volt.

Marketing for the Tomorrowland film and the Chevrolet Volt will debut in May, while the film will make its debut on May 22 in the United States. Check back with Stalker Chevrolet then for more information about the Chevrolet Volt movie debut!

Chevrolet Receives Four IIHS 2015 Top Safety Pick Ratings

At Chevrolet, your safety is our number one priority. That is why it comes as no surprise that four different Chevrolet models have received the 2015 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2015 Spark, Volt, Malibu, and Equinox each proved that not only are they aesthetically pleasing and capable, but they are also some of the safest cars in the industry.

“Receiving this recognition from IIHS for the 2015 Spark, Volt, Malibu, and Equinox is great news for Chevrolet and even greater news for our customers,” said Steven Majoros, director Chevrolet Cars and Crossover Marketing.

 

To earn the 2015 Top Safety Pick rating, each of the four vehicles had to receive a ‘good’ or ‘acceptable’ rating in the challenging small overlap front test, which is the most difficult crash test out there. Each vehicle also had to receive a good rating in the IIHS’ four other tests.

Make sure you stop in to Stalker Chevrolet today to see the safe vehicles we have to offer!

Corvette Inspires New Chevrolet Volt Design

There are many things the hybrid Chevrolet Volt brings to the table, including fuel efficiency and an extended range. Now, Chevrolet is hoping to make consumers think beyond the Volt’s superior performance with a new Chevrolet Volt design that is sure to knock the socks off of anyone—including Corvette lovers.

The next-generation Volt will have a touch of sports car in its new design, taking some styling cues from the beloved Chevrolet Corvette, General Motors’ iconic sports car. A taut hood and hexagonal taillights will add a sportier feel to the hybrid car, helping the Volt shed a bit of its green-car persona.

Though it might look more like a sports car, the Volt will still offer an incredible amount of fuel efficiency. This includes a brand new system allowing the driver to adjust the degree of regenerative braking the Volt uses. The level is changed with steering-wheel paddles that can capture as much energy as possible.

First Generation Chevy Volt
Look for cues of the Corvette Stingray in next-gen Chevrolet Volt design. Chevy is promoting a sportier look than the current Volt.

With these big changes, the Chevrolet Volt is sure to make an even bigger impression on the car world. While there isn’t much information out there about the next-generation Volt, you can still stop in to Stalker Chevrolet and see what the current Volt has to offer.

Chevy Volt Has Extended Electric Range For 2013 Model

In year three of its production, the Chevy Volt gets a nice boost in range when running in its all-electric mode. The 2013 Chevy Volt will offer 38 miles on a full charge compared to the 35 miles in previous Volt.

The Volt will also get a nice boost on its EPA efficiency rating, jumping from 94 to 98 MPGe, or Miles Per Gallon Equivalent–a measure of how far the vehicle can travel on electricity with the energy content of 1 gallon of gasoline.

To find the culprit for the increase battery life, look no further than to the enhanced battery pack. The battery pack in the 2013 Volt is able to hold 16.5 kilowatt-hours of energy, up from 16, and the car can draw on 10.8kWh compared to the 10.3kWh on the 2011 and 2012 Volts.

With the increase in energy for the Volt, drivers can expect the time to a full charge to also increase.

Once the Volt’s battery pack is depleted it switches to it’s 1.4L gasoline range extender to power a generator that distributes electricity to the 149-hp electric motor that actually turns the drive wheels.

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt is expected to have a total range 380 miles, factoring in electric plus gasoline.

Another added feature for consumers a 2013 Chevy Volt is the addition of a “Hold Drive” button that allows owners to conserve battery-pack energy for use at a particular time or when it will help make the car more efficient.

Chevrolet also plans to outfit the low-emission package, standard on later 2012 Volts sold in California, to those 2013 Volts sold in New York state as well, making them eligible for High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane access with only a single occupant.