There’s been a considerable amount of buzz on one of the most surprising Chevy vehicles that will be rolling into our Brandenburg area dealership soon, and the commendations seem to keep rolling in. The Chevrolet Bolt has been recognized with the 2017 Autoblog Technology of the Year award in the car category. There’s no doubt that the Bolt pushed the envelope when it came to long-range electric vehicles, and that’s thanks in large part to some impressive technological advancements. Let’s take a look at some of the great advanced features that make this car so special.
238 miles is a lot of driving. That’s mileage the EPA estimates that the 2017 Chevy Bolt can get from one charge. That means you could easily drive from our Chevy dealer serving Brandenburg, John Jones of Corydon, to places like Cincinnati, Nashville, or Indianapolis without having to stop to charge your vehicle. One reason this is possible is regenerative breaking. When you use the brake pedal to stop your vehicle, the heat energy is lost due to friction. The Bolt gives you a small paddle on your steering wheel that can bring your vehicle to a stop that actually returns the braking energy to the battery to recharge it. It’s a smooth transition from driving to a stop that can also save energy.
The 10.2-inch touchscreen is another impressive feature that makes driving the Chevy Bolt more enjoyable. The images are crisp and clear, and allow you to see how efficiently you are driving so that you can adjust your performance to maximize the life of your battery. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ are there if you want to connect your vehicle and your smartphone for better functionality. This way you have access to your calendar, playlists, and more through that bigger center touchscreen that’s always at your fingertips.
Contact John Jones of Corydon today if you’d like to learn more about the award-winning 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. Give us a call at (877) 384-0831.