Fuel Solutions from Bob Maguire Chevrolet


Fuel Solutions from Bob Maguire Chevrolet

Biofuels
For the last eight years, Chevy has been producing vehicles capable of running on a fuel that grows primarily from the good earth and remembers its roots. That fuel is E85 ethanol.(1) E85 is a mostly renewable fuel source made from U.S.-grown biomaterial, such as corn and other grain products. It’s a fuel that can help decrease our dependence on petroleum and burns cleaner than gasoline.E85 fuel generally has a higher octane rating than gasoline, which can result in slightly higher horsepower and torque levels. Chevy has over 2 million E85 FlexFuel vehicles on the road today. And we offer more E85 ethanol-capable vehicle choices than any other brand.
Here’s our lineup: select models of Avalanche, Impala, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Express, and Uplander.(2) Availability of E85 ethanol varies by state. That’s why we have been instrumental in bringing an additional 250 E85 pumps across the nation. But don’t worry if there isn’t an E85 station near you. These FlexFuel vehicles can run on either gasoline or E85 or a combination of both.
Hybrids
The 2011 Tahoe Hybrid is available with better fuel economy then any of his competitors.(1) So why mess with a good thing? To make it better, of course. Seems the Green Car Journal agrees – they’ve named the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid(2) the Green Car of the YearR.(3)America’s first full-size hybrid SUV(4) is available in two- or four-wheel drive and provides the power and capability you expect from a utility vehicle while delivering efficiency you never imagined. Its hybrid propulsion system is designed to operate in three ways: electric power, engine power, or any combination of electric and engine power. When you need the extra muscle of Tahoe’s Vortec V8, it kicks in seamlessly. When you need to conserve, two small and lightweight 60 kW motors get the job done.
And here’s the big finish: When you pair the two-mode technology with our Active Fuel Management system, the Tahoe Hybrid offers up to 50% better city fuel economy over the non-hybrid Tahoe.(5) That’s one hardworking hybrid.
Electric
The extended-range electric vehicle is no longer just a rumor. We have put tremendous design and engineering resources in place to make this vehicle a reality.The Chevy Volt, with its revolutionary E-Flex Propulsion System, will be different than any previous electric vehicle because it will use a lithium-ion battery with a variety of range-extending onboard power sources, including gas and, in some vehicles, E85 ethanol(1) to recharge the battery while driving.
When it comes to plugging in, the Volt will be designed to use a common 110-volt household plug. For someone who drives less than 40 miles a day, Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions.(2) For longer trips, Chevy Volt’s range-extending power source kicks in to recharge the lithium-ion battery pack as required.
Fuel Cell
Chevy has launched a test fleet of hydrogen-powered Equinox Fuel Cell SUVs. This fleet hit the streets of New York City, Washington, D.C., and Southern California.”Project Driveway” is the first large-scale market test of fuel cell vehicles with real drivers in the real world. Why? Because hydrogen fuel cells use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions other than water vapor. They’re a sustainable technology for a better environment. And they ultimately reduce our dependence on petroleum. Equinox Fuel Cell is an electric vehicle powered by the GM fourth-generation fuel cell system, our most advanced fuel cell propulsion system to date. The electric motor traction system will provide the vehicle with instantaneous torque, smooth acceleration, and quiet performance.
The Equinox Fuel Cell will go nearly 150 miles per fill-up,(2) and reach a top speed of 100 mph. Green Car Journal has given the Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell its Green Car Vision AwardR.(3) The Equinox Fuel Cell won the award over several nominees, including the Honda FCX Clarity and Toyota Prius Plug-In.
* Source: www.eia.doe.gov
1 Water vapor is emitted from the Equinox Fuel Cell vehicle.
2 150 per above miles of driving range based on 2011 EPA procedures.
3 Go to GreenCar.com for more information.
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