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Lots of Things to Learn About Newest EV

Just as the new Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicle (EV) gets ready to appear on the showroom floor at Freeway Chevrolet, the engineers that designed the revolutionary vehicle sat down with the editors at Motor Trend magazine to reveal a lot of fun facts. For example, not that many of you will ever attempt this, but did you know that if you bring the Bolt up to its top speed of 93 mph and leave your foot on the throttle, it will go 160 miles without running out of juice? That’s basically the equivalent of driving from Phoenix to Tucson and back, but keep in mind it doesn’t include any stops by the Highway Patrol.

Pre-drive Check Covers 1,400 Diagnostic Tests

Although it only takes about a half-second to complete all the diagnostics, just pushing the power button on the new Bolt EV kicks off a series of about 1,400 diagnostic tests on a number of complicated power systems. The tests make sure that power is running to all the circuits that need it, as well as checking for any crossed connections. If you know someone who has a Bolt and want to mess with their delight in choosing Motor Trend’s car of the year, you can always pull the rear seat cushion and flip the circuit breaker on the top of the battery pack. It will take them a while to figure that one out.

Battery Weighs More than the Body

Lowering weight is a big deal in the world of EVs, and it’s tough to cut weight in a battery while keeping the power needed for accelration and range. The Chevy engineers had to cut weight in the body wherever they could, so they used a combination of high-strength steel and unstressed aluminum to create the structure. The body weighs 815 pounds, significantly less than the 949 pound battery pack.

You Can Forget to Put it in Park

Because the new Chevy Bolt doesn’t move when its in certain modes, it’s easy to forget to put the vehicle in park. Once you remove your seat belt, the vehicle automatically sets the electric parking brake. When you open the door and leave, it puts itself in park, then shuts itself off. You’ll never see a Bolt driving down the street by itself.

Other Features Result of Innovative Design

When you go test drive the new Chevrolet Bolt at Freeway Chevrolet, you’ll notice a lot of other features that are the result of painstaking hours of engineering. A tankless water heater to deliver warm air through the heater core, and a rear camera washer that keeps your rear view monitor working during inclement weather are just part of the innovative technology in Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year.” Take some time to inquire about all the features during your visit to Freeway Chevrolet.

Easier Than Ever to Own Sporty Sedan

A number of different financial incentives make it easier than ever to own the sporty 2017 Chevrolet Cruze sedan, including a lease deal that brings the payment down to $179 a month. Qualified lessees can head over to Freeway Chevrolet and inquire about leasing a Cruze Sedan LT with the preferred equipment group with no down payment, no first month’s payment and no security deposit. If you don’t qualify for that promotion, financing through GM on select Cruze models can get you up to a $2,500 cash allowance or annual percentage rates as low as 2.9 percent for 60 months.

Cruze Perfect Fit For Urban Commuter

With 40 mpg efficiency on the highway and a boatload of helpful technology, the nimble and athletic 2017 Chevrolet Cruze sedan and hatchback are the perfect fit for a modern commuter. With a starting MSRP of $16,975, the Cruze is an aerodynamically sculpted vehicle that offers a wide variety of standard and optional features. Choose the Premier model and you get the option of having heated seats in both the front and rear seats, along with a magnificent infotainment system that uses Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to team up with your smart phone. Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi turns your Cruze into a rolling hot spot so you and your passengers won’t miss out on the latest info and social media.

Cruze Loaded With Safety Features

The high efficiency and sporty good looks of the Cruze are augmented by a load of safety features that makes it an excellent choice for teen drivers. Driver assistance features utilize a combination of sensors and cameras to alert a driver of a possible collision. The system is constantly monitoring the area around the Cruze for obstacles, including pedestrians and vehicles in your blind spot. The Chevy Cruze is also the first car in its category to include 10 air bags, including a knee bag for both the driver and front passenger. In the sad event you are in a collision, every Cruze comes with a 3-month free subscription to the OnStar Guidance Plan, which notifies first responders of the problem.

Teen Driver Option Helps Young People Focus

The Chevy Cruze comes with a standard Teen Driver system that helps young drivers focus on the task at hand. It mutes the stereo when the front seat belts aren’t fastened and gives both an audible alarm and visual warning if they drive over the speed you select. Teen Driver also has an available report so you can see how fast and exactly where your teen took the car, as well as when different safety features were engaged. See the new Chevy Cruze today and take a test drive at Freeway Chevrolet.