How would you define success? It’s hard to do in the automotive world.
The rumors of record lap times at the Nürburgring for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 come from a discussion in the enthusiast community of CorvetteForum.com.
I noticed that the new Gen 1 cars are now selling with huge incentives and attractive leases nationwide. Various promos are allowing for cars to be sold at even below invoice (excluding the $7500 Federal credit and state rebates). The Gen 1 has had a good track record for reliability, and has had only a few known issues (fractured bearing cages, failed charging cables (since recalled), cracked charging ports, and a few electrical glitches).
When the 2015 Ford Mustang was introduced with the 2.3L EcoBoost engine, the rest of the performance car world was quick to poke fun at the idea of a 4-cylinder muscle car.
According to Louisville’s WDRB, the finishing touches are being performed on the newly completed Skydome exhibit in the National Corvette Museum.
As of April 2015 Chevy had sold 2,779 Volts during the first 4 months of the year. Last year Chevy sold 18,805 Volts.
Those who read TN’s Tacoma reporting closely knew that Toyota made a small announcement last year that surprised some people.
Personally I have driven by 3 different car fires in the last two years on local roads and none of these fires were EV fires. You might be wondering why I even bring this up?
Not surprisingly, when the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was introduced this past weekend in Detroit, we only got to meet the 6th gen Camaro coupe and only in LT and SS trim.
The Chevy Bolt is a smaller car with presumably a smaller battery. Pumping that current is not a good idea; Tesla gets away with because of battery size. Sure the Bolt could be designed to throttle back the charge, but then you lose some advantage to the quick charge.
Second issue is battery chemistry. Not all lithium batteries are created equal and they. Tesla uses NCA. The Bolt, if the whispers are to be believed, is supposed to use NCM.
From what I've read NCM degrades faster than NCA.