The New Chevy Bolt EV Concept: Affordable Green Technology

Chevy Bolt EV Concept

There have been a lot of recent innovations in terms of alternative-energy vehicles. The only problem is that green technology isn’t usually affordable – until now, that is. Chevy recently announced they would be putting the new Bolt EV into production, set to hit the market sometime next year.

According to Fortune magazine, this wouldn’t be such a big deal if Chevy wasn’t aiming to sell it for under $30,000. That’s right: Chevy is aiming to bring alternative-energy technology to everyone that wants it, not just the wealthy.

Then new Chevy Bolt EV Concept has a 200 mile range and fast-charging capabilities. The new all-electric model can go from 0-100% charge in approximately 45 minutes. It also features such things as low-drag aluminum wheels, an advanced lithium-ion battery pack, and an open-glass design. Instead of a traditional roof, the Bolt features a lightweight and high-durability glass window.

Chevy isn’t skimping on the high-tech features either. The new model is set to have a 10-inch diagonal screen, as well as the Bolt Connect app. By offering high-quality engineering and state-of-the-art technology at such an affordable price, going green is easier than ever.

Jeff Gordon Announces Plans to Retire; Chase Elliott Slated to Drive No. 24

It’s the end of an era in the world of racing as Jeff Gordon announces plans to retire from full-time NASCAR competition next season. While Jeff Gordon can never be replaced, a new age will commence for the iconic no. 24 Chevrolet with the up-and-coming Chase Elliott, son of NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame racer, Bill Elliot.

Earning the reputation as a fierce competitor, upstanding gentlemen, and Pepsi prankster, Gordon first began his NASCAR career in 1992, and shortly thereafter won his first of three Daytona 500s at the age of 25 – becoming the youngest to finish first in the race.

A winner in his own right, Elliott is the youngest champion of any NASCAR series after winning the 2014 Nationwide Championship. “Chase brings the kind of intangibles that make him the total package as a driver,” team owner Rick Hendrick said. “Not only is he a special talent inside the car, but there’s a natural combination of competitiveness, work ethic and smarts that you rarely see.”

We here at Nehls Chevrolet will watch with great nostalgia as Gordon takes the No. 24 for his last laps around the track – but with great relish look forward to the new age of Chevy racing!

New Silverado Midnight Edition Ready for Chicago Auto Show

While it may be cliché to say, we’re going to say it anyway: black is back. Actually, it’s not like black really went away, but now it’s back in a new way—in the form of the new Silverado Midnight Edition, which will make its public debut at the Chicago Auto Show. However, it was actually already on display at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo in San Francisco, so you can check out some photos of its soft debut before it shows up in Chicago on February 14.

The truck starts as a black Silverado Z71 and adds all kinds of cool accents and features. It’s got black everything, from a black front grille all the way to black Chevrolet bowties on both the front and back. “The Midnight special edition, like our recently announced Custom Sport Silverado, lets our dealers offer a custom look right from the factory,” said Sandor Piszar, Silverado marketing director. “Customers can get a monochrome exterior, black alloy wheels and other uplevel touches, while maintaining all of the dependability Chevy trucks are famous for along with full factory warranty coverage.”

You can get the Silverado Midnight Edition as either a double-cap or crew-cab model. You’ll also get 18-inch wheels, Z71 badges on the doors, new lights, and even a spray-in bedliner. What more can you ask for from a great new special edition truck? There will be up to 5,000 of these special edition Silverado 1500s made this year, so come see us at Nehls Chevrolet to learn more.