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The Chevy VOLT Is at Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The Chevrolet VOLT is at Bob Maguire Chevrolet! It arrived here the other day and we are so excited to announce its arrival to all of you! The electric vehicle is incredible; the ride is smooth and quiet, and it feels as if you are riding in a luxury car.

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The experience is one of a kind and Bob Maguire Chevrolet can not wait to share the experiece with you, because: The Chevy VOLT is at Bob Maguire Chevrolet.

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

You can read all about the features of the VOLT on our website at: www.BobMaguireChevrolet.com

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

We have added some pictures for you to take a look at on this blog post as well. Enjoy!

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

If you have any questions about the VOLT or want to take a look at it, stop by Bob Maguire Chevrolet at 237 Route 130 Bordentown, NJ 08505.

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The Chevy VOLT Is At Bob Maguire Chevrolet

The Chevy VOLT is at Bob Maguire Chevrolet!! Yay!

The Nissan LEAF Makes Its First Delivery

The Nissan LEAF makes its first delivery in Petaluma, CA! On Sunday, December 12, 2010 the very first Nissan LEAF was sold to a tech exec. in California.

The Nissan LEAF Makes Its First Delivery
The Nissan LEAF Makes Its First Delivery

What an exciting day for Nissan! Windsor Nissan can not wait until the LEAF comes to its store. Check out their website at www.WindsorNissan.com for the latest updates on the LEAF.

The Nissan LEAF Makes Its First Delivery
The Nissan LEAF Makes Its First Delivery

The Nissan LEAF’s next destinations over the next few weeks are: Southern California, Tennessee, Seattle, Oregon and Arizona.

The Nissan LEAF Makes Its First Delivery
The Nissan LEAF Makes Its First Delivery

Look out world, the Nissan LEAF makes its first delivery!

Chevrolet VOLT – “A VOLT Above The Rest!”

We here are Bob Maguire Chevrolet are all so excited about receiving a 2011 Chevrolet VOLT in the first quarter of 2011! It has been a long waited and anticipated journey to this amazing electric car - but, it is a journey worth while!

2011 Chevy VOLT

Did you know that the VOLT’s Voltec 240V Home Charging Unit can charge a depleted VOLT battery in only 4 hours?! That is 6 hours faster than the other option (the standard 120V charge cord that plugs into a household outlet). This is all thanks to Chevy’s supplier of the charging stations, SPX Service Solutions. They are able to create stations that cost $490 before installation, $1,475 for installation and unit.

SPX Logo

In addition to Chevrolet’s Voltec unit, SPX will sell a variety of home charging stations and manage all aspects of installation for Volt owners, including the home survey, installation, permitting, Department of Energy and utility coordination, and identification of available programs and incentives for reduced charging rates.

VOLT Charging Station

2011 Chevrolet VOLT NJ

Chevy VOLT Update!!

2011 Chevy VOLT Interior

Translogic has announced that Chevy plans to start production of the VOLT on November 11! Dealers in the Washington DC, California and Chicago areas will be recieivng allocation on November 17! So, be on the lookout for the Chevy VOLT becasue it will probably be coming to a dealer near you shortly.

 

2011 Chevy VOLT

Gm plans to build around 10,000 VOLTS in the year 2011, and then three times that amount in 2012. By the end of 2012, Chevy should be producing around 24 cars a day off the line.

2010 Chevrolet Aveo Review

The 2010 Chevy Aveo is offered in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback known as the Aveo5. Both styles are available in three trims: the base LS, the mid-range LT1 and well-equipped LT2.

4 Door Chevy Aveo

Just as in 2009, the 2010 Aveo comes with a 1.6L Ecotec DOHC 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, which helps it make 108 horsepower and 105 pounds-feet of torque. It is mated to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, while an optional 4-speed automatic transmission is available on the LT trims. The automatic transmission features a hold-control mode to hold a higher gear and to aid traction on slippery roads. All trims are front wheel drive.

All Aveos utilize a MacPherson strut front suspension with coil beams and a stabilizer bar and a compound-link independent suspension with torsion beam and gas-charged shocks in the rear.

HB Chevy Aveo

On the base LS trim, standard features include a tilt steering wheel, rear defogger, air conditioning and an AM/FM stereo with auxiliary input. The LT1 trim comes standard front and rear floor mats, heated outside mirrors and a 6-speaker CD/MP3 sound system. The LT2 gets cruise control, alarm, keyless entry, power doors and windows, power heated mirrors, fog lamps and performance tires.

Chevy Aveo AUX HookUp

Available options on all trims include anti-lock brakes (ABS), leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel controls, an anti-theft system, woodgrain interior trim, trip computer, aluminum wheels, vinyl seats, sunroof and wireless cell phone integration.

Chevy Aveo Engine

Standard safety features include front driver and passenger airbags with dual-stage deployment, and seat-mounted side airbags for front row occupants. A tire pressure monitoring system is also standard. One year of GM’s OnStar Safe and Sound plan is standard all Aveos.

VOLT Technology & Facts

Curious as to how the Chevy Volt works?

2011 Chevrolet Volt


Here are ten facts to ease your mind:

  • When fully charged you can drive up to 40 miles on the electricity stored in the battery (this is called “electric mode”)
  • After the battery is depleted, the Volt automatically uses gas to generate its own electricity, which can travel up to 300 additional miles (this is called Extended-Range Mode)

2011 Chevrolet Volt Hook Up

  • Who will get the most benefit from driving the Volt?
    • Around 75% of people commute less than 40 miles a day or less. This means that you may never have to gas up in order to drive to and from work if you are one of those people.

2011 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback Open

  • Will I always get 40 miles on an electric charge?
    • No. Like every electric vehicle, electric miles per charge, day-today, will vary based on Terrain, Temperature and Technique.

2011 Chevrolet Volt Interior

  • Is it easy to use?
    • Yes, the Volt is extremely easy to use. It drives just like a conventional car and you can charge it up in the convenience of you own garage.

2011 Chevrolet Volt Screen Display

  • What happens if I never charge the battery?
    • No worries if you never charge the battery. You are not going to get the full effect of having an electric vehicle, but the vehicle can run up to 300 miles on a single tank of gas.

2011 Chevrolet Volt

  • Why electricity?
    • Electricity runs clean in a vehicle. With electricity comes the concept of ‘no emissions’ – which is extremely beneficial to our eco-system. With the advancements in the way we generate electricity = advancements in canceling out almost all of our harmful emissions.

Chevrolet Volt

  • Is there a special outlet required to charge the Volt?
    • No, you can plug it into any standard dedicated 120V household outlet. Or, if you want, you can have a 240V charging station installed in your own garage.

Chevrolet Volt Headlight

  • How long does the Volt take to charge?
    • If you use the 120V it will take you ten hours for a full charge. If you use the 240V it will take you only four hours for a full charge.

2011 Chevrolet Volt

  • How much will the Volt cost?
    • The purchase price has yet to be completely determined – but you can get up to &7,500 back in federal tax credit. Visit our Volt page for the latest information!

Chevy CRUZE

Starting as early as this September you will be able to get your hands on Chevy’s newest and hottest car: the 2011 CRUZE. Derived from the Cobalt (which was derived from the Cavalier…so, by process of elimination, the CRUZE is derived from the Cavalier), the CRUZE is one of the few Compact-cars that can create a Midsized-car presence, but stay priced in the Compact-car range.  As of now, you can pick up a CRUZE for as little as $16,995. Prices do vary by trim level, with the highest trim level starting at $22,695, but for the most part the 2011 Chevy CRUZE will stay priced between $16,995 and $18,895.

2011 Chevrolet CRUZE

“We believe the CRUZE can redefine the expectations for Compact-car owners and shoppers who are new to the segment, ” said Chevy’s Vice President of Marketing, Jim Campbell. “For the price of a compact car, CRUZE offers styling, safety features, roominess, amenities, and refinement of a much more expensive car.”

CRUZE Interior

The base 2011 Chevy CRUZE features:

  • 1.8 Ecotec engine
  • Six-Speed manual transmission
  • Ten airbags
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control with rollover sensing
  • Traction control
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Collapsible pedal system
  • Power rear-door safety locks
  • OnStar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power windows and locks
  • Keyless entry
  • Driver information center
  • XM Radio

CRUZE Vehicles by the Side of a Cargo Ship

Some of the plethora of options the CRUZE offers:

  • In-dash navigation system
    • 40-gigabyte hard drive
    • Pause and Play radio
    • Downloading of audio CDs
    • Transferring MP3 files from a USB memory device
  • Pioneer Audio System
    • Nine speakers
    • 250-watt amplifier
  • Heated leather seats
  • Ultrasonic rear park assist
  • RS appearance package
    • Rocker moldings
    • Rear spoiler
    • Front fog lamps

2011 CRUZE Eco Edition

Be on the look-out for this new, eco-friendly Compact-car! The arrival date for the 2011 Chevy CRUZE will be early September of this year, so stop by your local Chevy dealer to ask a Salesman about all of the CRUZE’s details.

Nissan Brings New Jobs To Tennessee

2011 Nissan LEAF

Along with the launch of Nissan’s electric vehicle, the LEAF, came an opportunity for the company to expand its labor force. In order to produce the 2011 Nissan LEAF, Nissan needed to manufacture lithium-ion batteries (the main power source for the electric vehicle) – a practice that Nissan’s standard manufacturing plants were unable to perform.

Nissan Manufacturing Plant

So in order to  produce the much needed batteries  Nissan decided to open a new lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Ground was broken for the plant this past week and, in just a few short months, the plant will soon be open … creating over 1,300 jobs! That’s right, I said: 1,300 jobs!

Lithium-Ion Battery

The Smyrna plant will be 1.3 million square feet and will have a maximum capacity of producing around 200,000 batteries a year – this makes the plant one of the largest vehicle battery manufacturing plants in North America! In 2012 the plant will begin to manufacturing the body of the Nissan LEAF, in addition to the lithium-ion batteries. Nissan anticipates that the plant will produce around 150,000 LEAF vehicles in a given year.

Nissan LEAF to Whistle??

The Nissan LEAF is a revolutionary machine – it is the first mass produced vehicle to drive up to 100 miles with out an ounce of gas! However, because of its unique ability to be powered by a battery, opposed to the traditional gas engine, there are some concerns about this one-of-a-kind machine.

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

The vehicle is so quiet that people fear for accidents involving blind pedestrians. If the vehicle is unable to be heard by a blind pedestrian, the pedestrian may walk into the path of the person driving the LEAF, unknowingly.

So, in order to make sure this does not happen, Nissan has decided to put a ‘whistle’ on its LEAF. When the vehicle is going under 19 miles an hour (the speed it is least likely to be heard by pedestrians), the car will make a whistling sound to alert pedestrians that it is near. Pretty cool, huh?

2010 Chevy Aveo

2010 Chevy Aveo

2010 Chevy Aveo

Assembled by General Motors-Daewoo in Korea, the 2010 Chevrolet Aveo appeals to drivers on a budget. MSRP starts at under $12,000, which makes it one of the lowest-priced passenger car available in the U.S. By utilizing ‘tall car’ design aesthetics, both the hatchback and sedan are roomy inside and feature a comfortable ride relative to other small cars. Mileage for 2010 is 27 city / 34 highway.

2010 Chevy Aveo Interior

2010 Chevy Aveo Interior

The 2010 Chevy Aveo is offered in two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback known as the Aveo5. Both styles are available in three trims: the base LS, the mid-range LT1 and well-equipped LT2.

2010 Chevrolet Aveo Front View

Aveo Front View

Just as in 2009, the 2010 Aveo comes with a 1.6L Ecotec DOHC 4-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, which helps it make 108 horsepower and 105 pounds-feet of torque. It is mated to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, while an optional 4-speed automatic transmission is available on the LT trims. The automatic transmission features a hold-control mode to hold a higher gear and to aid traction on slippery roads. All trims are front wheel drive. All Aveos utilize a MacPherson strut front suspension with coil beams and a stabilizer bar and a compound-link independent suspension with torsion beam and gas-charged shocks in the rear.

Chevy Aveo Rear View

Chevy Aveo Rear View

On the base LS trim, standard features include a tilt steering wheel, rear defogger, air conditioning and an AM/FM stereo with auxiliary input. The LT1 trim comes standard front and rear floor mats, heated outside mirrors and a 6-speaker CD/MP3 sound system. The LT2 gets cruise control, alarm, keyless entry, power doors and windows, power heated mirrors, fog lamps and performance tires. Available options on all trims include anti-lock brakes (ABS), leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel controls, an anti-theft system, woodgrain interior trim, trip computer, aluminum wheels, vinyl seats, sunroof and wireless cell phone integration.

Standard safety features include front driver and passenger airbags with dual-stage deployment, and seat-mounted side airbags for front row occupants. A tire pressure monitoring system is also standard. One year of GM’s OnStar Safe and Sound plan is standard all Aveos.

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