September Events and Festivals in Des Moines and Creston, Iowa

Here at Stalker Chevrolet we enjoy being part of the community and taking part   in everything this region has to offer. From events and festivals, to concerts, restaurants, and shows, there are tons of things to do in Des Moines and Creston.

With September kicking off last Saturday, Stalker Chevrolet is happy to present you with some great things to take part in during the month of September:

Farmer’s Market at McKinley Park Every Monday 4PM – 6:30PM

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – McKinley Park Creston, IA – September 8, 2012
Registration 8:00AM, Walk 9:00AM

Arts of India Festival – Flute Quest – Saltwater State Park Des Moines, IA September 8, 2012

Creston/SW Iowa Hot Air Ballon Days September 14-16, 2012
Call 641-782-7021 for more information

Zoobilation – Blank Park Zoo Des Moines, IA – September 21, 2012

Remembrance Run – Des Moines, IA September 30, 2012  Call 515-222-3424 for more information.

Visit Des Moines and Creston this September for these great events!

 

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.

 

See The Indy 500 Pace Car: The Chevy Corvette ZR1

Ryan Briscoe, the pole sitter for the 96th Indy 500, takes the Chevy Corvette ZR1 around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Briscoe offers some insights into the performance and handling of this 6th generation Corvette.

The 96th running Indianapolis 500 will take place Sunday, May 27th at noon.

 

Video courtesy of Chevrolet via YouTube