Chevy has something new in store for its 2012 Volt and Equinox models this fall. It's called MyLink, which you can think of as a smartphone on wheels. Building on the safety and security of OnStar, MyLink is a smart interface design that drivers can use to tap into mobile communications technology, all the while keeping their smartphones safely tucked away. Features like Pandora, Sticher SmartRadio, hands-free voice, and touchscreen controls are part of the package.
If you would have told us 10 years ago that cars would be capable of 93 miles per gallon within the next decade, we wouldn't have believed it. And if you told us today there's a car that can do exactly that, we still wouldn't believe it.
Yet that's exactly what Chevrolet is claiming. Stated in big, bold letters right there on the sticker, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Chevy Volt gets 93 MPG. So why don't we believe it? For the simple fact that the rating represents the Volt's battery-only mode when fully charged and for the first 35 miles only. 0_o
Once the battery is used up, unleaded gas will keep the Volt chugging along for another 344 miles at 37 MPG. Combine the two and the Volt gets 60 MPG, which isn't too bad, even if it isn't 93 MPG.