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Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

If you are considering reducing your carbon footprint,

selecting a more sustainable transportation model is definitely the direction to take. Consider an Electric Vehicle. Most manufacturers have now come to market with an Electric Vehicle or EV. EV’s are significantly more efficient and produce less greenhouse gases. The downside to owning an Electric Vehicle has been the expense as well as the limited availability of charging stations. Ontario is embracing Electric Vehicle technology and is taking steps to make the switch simpler and more convenient. By making EVs more affordable with financial incentives and enhancing the availability of fast-charging stations throughout Ontario communities, Ontario roads will see an increase in Electric or Electric hybrid vehicles going forward.

General Motors is definitely doing its part

by producing vehicles in the EV segment as well as the "Plug in Hybrid" segment. The most popular vehicle in GM's Green vehicle fleet is the Chevrolet Volt which hit the market in North America as a Hybrid-electric in 2010. This year marks the relaunch of the Hybrid-electric Chevrolet Volt as 2016 Green Car of the Year as voted by Green Car Journal. The new Volt design features an 85km electric charge range, 4G LTE with onboard Wi-Fi and a new battery delivering 20% more energy by volume. Joining the Volt in the Green Vehicle segment are the All New Chevrolet Bolt and Chevrolet Spark EV

Pure Electric vs. Plug-In Hybrid?

In addition to Electric Vehicles that only run on battery power, another option is the Plug-in Hybrid vehicle which can use both electricity and gasoline. An example of this would be the Chevrolet Volt which is equipped with a backup gasoline engine. Like most plug-in hybrids, The Volt can run solely on electricity. What makes the Volt attractive is the ability on longer trips to rely on gasoline to extend it's range indefinitely. With an 85 Kilometer electric charge range, Chevy Volt drivers will spend most of their time in electric mode, averaging 75 percent of their mileage in all-electric mode.

Ontario Motor Sales is your go-to destination

for information on Green Vehicle technology. Whether you have questions, would like to build and Price your next Green vehicle, or just want info on where you can get a charge, the staff at OMS are more than happy to answer your questions and help you shrink your carbon footprint!

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2016 Chevrolet Volt wins Green Car of the Year

The Freshly redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt has just begun to hit showrooms across North America and the impact has been quickly recognized. After having won the Green Car of the Year during it’s first year, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is back in the winner’s circle as 2016 Green Car of the Year. This marks the second victory in the segment and makes the Volt the only multiple winner.

The Chevy Volt beat out some solid competition as the Audi A3 E-Tron, Toyota Prius, Hyundai Sonata and Honda Civic rounded out the field of Finalists. The 2016 Green Car announcement comes in addition to the Fall announcement from AutoblogGreen readers who also picked the 2016 Chevrolet Volt as their Green Vehicle of the Year.

Addition of some key features to the new 2016 Volt definitely contributed to the multiple honors. The addition of an extra seat, going from a 4 passenger to 5 as well as interior tech enhancements like the addition of an 8” touch screen featuring a new My-Link system as well as Apple CarPlay featuring Siri voice control certainly enhanced the daily driver experience. The design team was also tasked with an assignment to create a more sleek and stylish vehicle with improved performance and acceleration.

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