The 2017 Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV) represents an impressive feat of engineering, and once again, the advanced automobile has been recognized for its technological prowess. For the second consecutive year—and the third time overall—the Chevy Volt has been presented with a 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines Award.
WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter was practically gushing about the vehicle, saying of the award: “The Chevy Volt propulsion system wins a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list for the second year in a row for three reasons. It has a torquey, fun-to-drive personality. It offers impressive electric-only range of 53 miles and efficient gasoline-powered range whenever you need it for anxiety free driving. That is flexibility unequaled in the automotive world. And despite imitations, it continues to be one of the most unique and innovative propulsion systems ever mass produced.”
That’s certainly high praise, and it’s high praise we agree with. Drivers often come in to Keyes Cars with preconceived notions about what it means to drive a hybrid vehicle. Sure, they’re all in for a more efficient car, but they’ve come to terms with the fact that they’re going to have to sacrifice performance. But when they drive the new Chevy Volt, and they realize the truth: they can have their cake and eat it too.
The Chevy Volt makes use of not one, but two electric motors that work in unison. This setup optimizes efficiency and conserves electric charge. It also delivers responsive power and torque that you’ve got to experience to believe. And on top of all that, the Chevy Volt boasts a 1.5L direct injected high-efficiency engine. The engine serves as your backup, ensuring that the end of battery power is not the end of your ride, not by a longshot.
Don’t believe us? Come in to our dealership near Beverly Hills, CA to test drive the all-new Chevy Volt. And be sure to check out our full selection of new Chevy vehicles while you’re here. We look forward to seeing you.