On April 22nd each year, the world celebrates Earth Day. Earth Day is a day to recognize and reinvigorate efforts designed to keep Mother Nature strong. Chevrolet has done this in a plethora of ways, including bringing the Chevy Spark to the United States.
Chevy Spark EV was recently touted as the most efficient U.S. retail electric vehicle. With an electric range an EPA estimated 82 miles, the 2014 Spark EV is the benchmark in electric vehicles.
The sporty 2014 Chevy Spark EV will go on sale in California and Oregon this summer.
While College Chevy won’t be one of the initial retailers of the Spark EV, the advances in technology are certainly worth discussing.
“The Chevrolet Spark EV is a great city car which blends technology, functionality and style in an unexpected package” said Cristi Landy, director of Chevrolet small and electrified vehicle marketing. “We built on the success of the Volt and the gas-powered Spark to offer an affordable, fun and efficient mini car our customers will love to drive.”
We’re unsure of exactly the type of innovations that will come from this type of technology, but we can see Chevrolet has continued to work toward a more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly automobile. With GM Earth Day doesn’t just last one day, it’s a 365 a day event and the Chevy Spark EV is a great example of that.
If you’ve checked out our Facebook page or Twitter timeline lately, you know April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It’s important to stay focused on the road and your surroundings when you’re behind the wheel not only for your own safety, but the safety of others.
Here are a few things to keep in mind to avoid distracted driving.
- Put down your phone. And leave it down until you reach your destination.
- Keep your music at a reasonable volume. You should still be able to hear a person talking in a normal tone.
- Limit the number of passengers for young/inexperienced drivers.
- DON’T DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
While these are things you should always do while driving we want to put extra emphasis on them this month.
But the road isn’t limited to just motor vehicles.
Endurance athlete and RAAM competitor, Kathy Roche-Wallace provided us with some things to for drivers and cyclist to keep in mind while on the road.
- Remember that cyclist have a right to the road and be aware that they are on the road.
- Cyclist are often moving a much faster pace than you might anticipate, be extremely cautious when trying to pass or turn.
- When passing, keep at least three feet between your vehicle and a cyclist.
- Obey the rules of the road, just as expect of motor vehicles.
- Keep riding to two across or single file. Avoid riding three abreast.
- Make yourself visible to drivers by wearing a light or reflector.
- Always wear a helmet.
According to the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving “18% of injury crashes in 2010 were reported as distraction-affected crashes” and “40% of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger”. These are numbers that we can control and reduce. College Chevrolet Buick hopes that you will take our advice, and that of Mrs. Roche-Wallace, limit distractions while behind the wheel.
The wait for the all-new 2014 Chevy Impala is nearly over. Impala’s started to roll out of Oshawa earlier this week, and College Chevrolet Buick is thrilled! Within the coming months you can expect the all-new Impala to grace our showroom.
The redesigned Impala is the tenth generation of the flagship Chevy sedan. This full-sized beauty has been a part of the Chevrolet family since 1957.
We’ve talked about several of the new features in the 2014 Impala, like the latest version of Chevy MyLink with a customizable eight-inch color display. MyLink on the Impala will also have new features like natural voice recognition and the privacy feature “valet mode”.
“The all-new Impala demonstrates the new direction of Chevrolet,” stated president and managing director of GM Canada, Kevin Williams. “Our employees in Oshawa have executed a flawless plan in bringing this iconic nameplate to life. The newly redesigned Impala will exceed customers’ expectations because of the hard work of our employees at Oshawa Assembly.”
While the wait for the 2014 Impala continues, we leave you with this clip.