It's one thing to boast about your greenest, most fuel efficient car, but in Chevrolet's case they get to take their pick: Kelley Blue Book's annual "Best Green Cars," factoring in fuel efficiency as well as the car's overall value, concept or design, and likeability has recently named the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and the 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco among their best green cars.
As you'd assume, the Volt's an instant nominee and perhaps even instant winner. Featuring 35 or more miles of pure electric driving per 3.5-hour charge using a 220-volt charging unit, the amazing features - features we've discussed at great length since the Volt's release - such as an internal hard drive and iPod-inspired audio setup, earns a 95 miles per gallon equivalent rating. For those who live further than a 35-mile round trip from and no charging stations at work, the Volt still achieves a Cruze-like 40 miles per gallon on gasoline alone in the city.
Turning to the newcomer, the 2013 Chevy Malibu has recently been redesigned and reequipped with new technology in the form of the GM eAssist engine. Hosting an EPA estimated 37 miles per gallon on the highway puts it at the head of the competition, but the inside of the vehicle and the technology surrounding it is where the car really shines. Featuring regenerative breaking to assist the small electric engine, a standard start/stop system that cuts the flow of gasoline when the vehicle's idling, and the efficiency of a hybrid vehicle without the cost thereof makes the Malibu Eco an attractive (and obvious first release for this year's model) offer indeed.
For more on these vehicles, check out our current Chevrolet Volt EV inventory or our 2013 Malibu inventory online. If our current stock doesn't strike your interest, email the sales team or use our CarFinder tool to specify your idea configuration today.
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