As vehicle technology progresses year after year, cars and trucks get lighter, while simultaneously getting stronger, more efficient, and more powerful. As for the future of Chevy truck beds, we can expect the same type of progress.
According to industry speculation, GM could start incorporating carbon fiber into future models of the Chevrolet Silverado. Carbon fiber is lighter than steel, which would help the Silverado become more efficient. But, it is also stronger than steel, which is a necessity for a rugged truck bed.
Reports indicate that the material would be a carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic with a dense configuration. This material would be less expensive than the carbon fiber materials used in other brands, while still delivering superior strength and durability.
What do you think? Should Chevrolet make the switch to carbon fiber for its truck beds or do you prefer the tried and true steel? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.
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While nearly every vehicle seems to have a smart console front and center these days, none comes close to Chevrolet MyLink – the ultimate infotainment system for the modern driver – which you can find in all new Chevy models.
To start with, Chevy MyLink makes it safe and easy to receive and send text messages, so that the dangerous practice of texting and driving can become a thing of the past. You can use MyLink to make phone calls, too.
Additionally, there’s really no limit to the music you can access on Chevy MyLink, starting with the ability to integrate your own smart device to your vehicle, granting you access to your personal library. You can also use SiriusXM Radio, Pandora, and more.
Lastly, Chevy MyLink even comes with a Teen Driver Mode, which – when enacted – can guarantee certain behaviors for a driver. For example, Teen Driver Mode can be set so that music will not come on until all seatbelts are buckled.
Want to learn more about Chevrolet MyLink or check out one our many available vehicles with the new technology? Contact us or simply stop by anytime, here at Stalker Chevrolet, to take a vehicle out on a test drive.
The Chevy Bolt EV recently made headlines in the automotive world for its impressive powertrain system, capable of driving 200 miles on a single charge. Plus, it can do all this without a driver behind the wheel. You heard right. GM is testing some of its autonomous vehicle technologies on the new Bolt, making it one of the most advanced models on the road.
According to Fortune magazine, Chevy Bolt EV technology is noteworthy in itself. Thanks to a high-tech battery and motor system, the 2017 Chevy Bolt can go 200 miles before you need to charge again, a process that only takes nine hours to go from empty to full. You can do all your driving, plug in for the night, and drive away in the morning. Considering that the average American only drives around 32 miles per day, the Bolt EV is more than practical.
Other cool features include a Location-Based Charging system that will gauge what time of day is the most cost-effective to charge. Because electric companies vary their price from hour to hour, you can save even more with this smart system.
Of course, that’s not all. GM put self-driving technology on select Bolt EV models—only prototypes have this technology—to test this ability in Arizona. So far, the self-driving Bolt has managed to impress testers, suggesting autonomous vehicles are the next big thing. We can’t wait to see the new Bolt EV in action.