The Chevy Volt… named 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the 2011 North American Car of the Year, was recommended by Consumer Reports, and earned the highest safety ratings in 2011 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the first-ever U.S. crash test evaluations of plug-in electric cars.
But the wins don’t stop there… the IIHS named the 2012 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick for 2012!
A few months ago Consumer Reports conducted a survey asking new car owners how likely they were to purchase the same vehicle again. In the case of the Chevy Volt, 93% said they would “definitely” buy the car again.
Yes, there was an issue with fires occurring in Chevy Volts that had been crashed as part of safety testing, but it was concluded that the Volt and other electric cars don’t pose a greater fire risk than gasoline-powered cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and GM know of no fires occurring in real-world crashes. NHTSA said that it “continues to believe that electric vehicles show great promise as a safe and fuel-efficient option,” and based on available data, electric cars don’t appear to be riskier than gas-powered ones.
So if you want to drive a two-time top safety pick, a car that’s been named “Car of the Year” twice, if you want to be happy with the car you drive, then stop by Bennett Chevrolet… we’d be happy to help you out!
445 Hespeler Road,
Cambridge, ON N1R 6J2
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