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2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Electric Chevrolet Volt

August 25, 2011

The acclaimed Motor Trend has named the Chevrolet Volt the car of the future, and bestowed on it one of their most prestigious honors: the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year.  And the title is well deserved.  Chevrolet has found a way to create a car that runs entirely on electricity without having to remain tethered to an electrical outlet, and they’re making it available to the public for $32,780.  Not a bad price if you just might never have to pay for gasoline again.  Check out the local Palm Desert Chevrolet lineup at our dealership in Cathedral City, Jessup Auto Plaza.

Up front, you’ll be paying $40,280 for the new 2011 Chevrolet Volt; but you’ll get a $7,500 return from tax credits since you’re investing in an electrical car.  That brings the total price down to $32,780.  Chevrolet is claiming that their new model, the Volt, is a proof that “Chevy runs deep.”  Forbes.com experts have taken the Volt for a test drive, and have said that it’s the first car they’ve driven that really has futuristic feel.  The tech-geek look is also sleek and superb.  It really looks like no other car on the road.

The 2011 Volt functions without a problem on gasoline, but it’s also built to charge overnight on electricity.  It’s known as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and has been on sale in the U.S. market since late 2010.  It can travel no less than 25-50 miles on the provided lithium-ion battery.  In the all-electric mode, the total combined fuel economy of the Volt is about 93 miles per gallon (gasoline gallon equivalent).

Check out the Palm Desert Chevrolet lineup at your local Cathedral City dealership, Jessup Auto Plaza!

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