Friday, November 30, 2012

Chevrolet Talks with NHRA Pro Stock Champion Erica Enders - SEMA 2012



Erica Enders is the first woman ever to win the NHRA Pro Stock Championship, and she's of course a Chevy Girl. Listen in as Erica chats about Chevy, racing and more, direct from the Chevy booth at SEMA 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chris Perry Talks About Chevy's Global Reach at SEMA 2012 - The BLOCK



Chris Perry discusses Chevrolet's global presence and the new Hot Wheels Camaro at SEMA 2012.

For more SEMA and Chevy Performance news check out TheBLOCK.com

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chevrolet Performance Garage Bay 1: Crate Powertrain - The BLOCK



Dr. Jamie Meyer, Cliff Cohen and Blake Nye discuss Chevy Performance Crate Powertrain Connect and Cruise series, including the emissions compliant E-ROD engines.

For more SEMA and Chevy Performance news check out TheBLOCK.com

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mini Car Mythbusters | Chevy Spark | Chevrolet



GM's Head of Consumer Affairs exposes misconceptions that drivers may have about the 2013 Chevrolet Spark

For more information on the Chevy Spark mini car, visit http://www.chevrolet.com/spark-mini-car/

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chevrolet Performance - Camaro Performance Parts Testing



Ed Piatek, Director of Performance Variants and Performance Parts, discusses how Chevrolet Performance puts their vehicles and parts to the test on the track.

For more SEMA and Chevy Performance news check out TheBLOCK.com

Sunday, November 18, 2012

2013 Chevy Caprice Police PPV -- Michigan Police Test | GM Fleet



The 2013 Chevrolet Caprice Patrol Vehicle (PPV) tested at the Michigan State Police Test offers a V6, 3.6 liter 301 horsepower engine. New technologies such as overhead cams and direct injection engines showed why the 2013 Caprice is dominant in class. The Caprice also boasts the best police vehicle brakes in multiple tests over the past two years.

Equipped with GM's patented Stabilitrak tailored specifically for police vehicles, the Caprice offers a smooth ride and excellent control at high speeds.

More at GM Fleet & Commercial:
http://www.gmfleet.com/overview/police.html

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chevrolet Performance Garage Bay 3: Sonic Accessories - The BLOCK



Dr. Jamie Meyer and Randy Finney use a Chevy Sonic to show off some of Chevrolet's accessories line at SEMA 2012.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2013 Chevy Impala Police PPV -- Michigan Police Test | GM Fleet



The 2013 Chevrolet Impala Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) tested great at the Michigan State Police Test. The Impala offers a 3.6L, 302 horsepower engine and is available at one of the lowest purchases prices in the in-class market. The equipped GM Stabilitrak offers superior handling around corners and this impala tops off at 149 miles per hour in the flats.

The 2013 Chevy Impala PPV also boasts exceptional EPA estimated gas mileage at 28mpg on the highway.

More at GM Fleet & Commercial:
http://www.gmfleet.com/overview/police.html

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

1967 Chevrolet 427 Corvette Roadster Restoration - CAR and DRIVER



Technical Director Don Sherman takes us through the restoration process of his 1967 Chevrolet 427 Corvette Roadster on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Cliff Cohen Talks Chevy Performance and Parts at SEMA 2012 - The BLOCK



Cliff Cohen, Manager of Parts and Licensing for Chevrolet Performance, discusses Chevrolet Performance, COPO Camaro, Vintage Replacement Parts and more at SEMA 2012.

For more Chevy Performance and SEMA news check out The BLOCK.com

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chevrolet Silverado Has Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

 

DETROIT – The Chevrolet Silverado has the lowest total cost of ownership of any full-size pickup in the U.S. retail market, according to the automotive data compilation and analysis firm Vincentric.
 
“We know from talking to our truck customers that they expect their vehicles to work hard for them for several years, and the less money they have to spend on routine maintenance, repairs and other operating costs, the more they can invest in their businesses and lives,” said Don Johnson, vice president of Chevrolet Sales and Service. “There are nearly 10 million Silverado full-size pickups on the road today – a true testament to their reliability and operating efficiency,”

The Vincentric recognition shows that Silverado full-size pickups have the segment’s lowest combined ownership costs, which include items such as cost of depreciation, insurance, financing, repairs, fuel, fees and maintenance.

“For several years running, the Silverado has performed well in our analysis,” said David Wurster, president of Vincentric.  “With low depreciation, maintenance and fuel costs, it's no wonder why the Silverado leads the segment with the lowest cost of ownership.”

About Vincentric
Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive ownership costs. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as Yahoo! Autos, AOL, Cars.com, Chevrolet, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Kiplinger.com, Business Fleet Magazine, Volvo, NADA Guides, and Fleet-Central.com as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tom Peters Talks Chevrolet Design at SEMA 2012 - The BLOCK



Tom Peters, Director of Design, spent some time talking about the Hot Wheels Camaro, his '69 COPO-inspired Camaro and more at SEMA 2012.

For more Chevrolet Performance and SEMA news check out TheBLOCK.com

Friday, November 9, 2012

GMC and Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Pickup Production Begins


The 2013 bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado HD includes a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gas fuel systems. The CNG and gasoline tanks have a combined range of 650 miles, the longest standard bi-fuel range of any original equipment automaker.


DETROIT – Production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the pickups are available for order by fleet and retail customers through Chevrolet and GMC dealers.

The Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD Vortec 6.0L V8 engine runs on gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG) and seamlessly switches between the two fuels without affecting performance. The CNG and gasoline tanks have a combined range of 650 miles, the longest standard bi-fuel range of any original equipment automaker.

“Customers are choosing our bi-fuel trucks because they provide the same high level of GM truck performance and versatility but can also help businesses control their fuel costs and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Ed Peper, General Motors U.S. vice president of Fleet and Commercial Sales.
The Type-3 single-tank CNG system in the Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD is designed to retain more bed space than any competing bi-fuel truck from an Original Equipment Manufacturer. The pickups are available in standard and long-box and two-or-four wheel drive in the extended cab models.

“At Chesapeake, we are converting our fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles to run on natural gas, and having options from GMC and Chevy is critical to help us reach our conversion goal,” said Nate Pumphrey, Chesapeake Energy Corp. director of Fleet Operations. “Following our full conversion, we will save $11 million to $12 million annually on fuel costs.

“As a fleet manager, the stable price of natural gas is another major benefit that helps me budget more accurately, and the fuel’s reduced emissions align with Chesapeake’s commitment to environmental excellence,” he said.

The bi-fuel pickups are ordered from the factory, sent to the Tier One supplier IMPCO for installation of the CNG bi-fuel delivery and storage system and then delivered by GM transportation to the dealer or to an upfitter for customer-ordered modifications.

The bi-fuel option is priced at $11,000 above the suggested retail price of the base vehicle. The entire gaseous fuel system meets GM’s strict quality, durability and safety testing. The trucks will be covered by GM’s three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and vehicle emissions warranty.  The vehicle meets all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification requirements.

To find more information about advanced propulsion vehicles available, visit gmfleet.com, or for timely responses to fleet-related questions, join the GM Fleet and Commercial Customer Service LinkedIn group.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mike Weidman Talks Chevy Small Car at SEMA 2012 - The BLOCK



Mike Weidman, Marketing Manager for Spark and Cruze, discusses Chevrolet's Small Car portfolio at SEMA.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Real-World Solutions Provided at Green Truck Summit 2013



Industry-leading event returns as part of The Work Truck Show®

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Nov. 7, 2012) – Registration is now open for the work truck industry’s leading educational forum on clean vehicle technologies, the Green Truck Summit. The Green Truck Summit kicks off the extensive educational conference at The Work Truck Show® 2013 on March 5. The Summit gives fleet managers and other industry professionals practical ideas and real-world solutions for implementing new green practices.

The Green Truck Summit, presented by International Truck, is produced jointly by NTEA and CALSTART. It runs March 5−6, 2013. The Work Truck Show 2013 trade show floor is open March 6−8, with educational sessions starting March 5. The Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show are held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.

“This event has really grown over the last few years as people have seen the positive impact new clean technology can have on their operations,” says Doyle Sumrall, NTEA senior director of business development. “The Green Truck Summit is a can’t-miss event for forward-thinking fleet managers and anyone looking to gain a competitive advantage through green initiatives.”

Topics for the Green Truck Summit 2013 include clean technology and fuel trends, deployment strategies, viable alternative fuels and funding opportunities. The Summit’s slate of presenters includes a wide range of technical experts and industry leaders, including representatives from truck and engine OEMs, government agencies and fleet operations.

Over its day-and-a-half run, the Green Truck Summit features 24 breakout sessions, five general sessions and two keynote addresses. Keynote speakers will be announced closer to the event.

The first general session, “Trends in Clean Technologies and Fuels,” is presented by Sumrall and CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel. The two will discuss current clean trends and give an outlook for manufacturers, suppliers and fleets. It will take place Tuesday, March 5 at 9:00am.
The other opening day general sessions are “OEM Perspectives on the Future of Clean Technologies,” “Modeling the Benefits of Deploying Green Technologies” and “Optimizing Engines: New Ideas to Be Clean and Efficient.” Breakout sessions scheduled for Tuesday cover propane, hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas, hybrid electric systems, truck updates and more.

The general session on Wednesday, March 6, “Compounding the Green: Incremental Measures for Going Green and Sustainable,” is led by Fred Silver, vice president of CALSTART. This session will address vehicle productivity enhancement, idle management, energy use reduction and sustainable fleet management. It will run 8:45am−9:45am.

Remaining breakout sessions address bi-fuel CNG and LPG systems, turbine-electric trucks and other fuel-saving advancements. The complete Green Truck Summit schedule is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/schedule. A full list of sponsors is available at www.ntea.com/greentrucksummit/sponsors.

Other truck initiatives at The Work Truck Show include the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive sponsored by Hino Trucks, where attendees can experience the latest in cutting-edge clean vehicle technology with hands-on test drives and demos. On the show floor, the CALSTART Clean Technologies and Fuels Pavilion features “green” equipment that is commercially available today.

To register for the Green Truck Summit and The Work Truck Show 2013, visit www.ntea.com or call  1-800-441-6832 . Green Truck Summit registration includes an exclusive one-hour reception at 5:15pm on Monday, March 5.

Produced annually by NTEA, The Work Truck Show brings together thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers.

About NTEA

Established in 1964, NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,550 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. The NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and a government relations office in Washington, DC.

About CALSTART

CALSTART is a non-profit organization that works nationally to foster the rapid growth of the clean transportation technology industry. The organization supports industry growth by providing valuable information and analysis, fostering strategic partnerships, supporting smart public policies, and managing high-impact technology commercialization programs. CALSTART has more than 150 member companies and offices in California, Colorado, and Michigan.  For more information visit www.calstart.org.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2013 Chevy Tahoe Police PPV -- Michigan Police Test | GM Fleet



The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Patrol Vehicle (PPV) tested at the Michigan State Police Test offers a V8, with a rear wheel drive and all wheel drive package. The Tahoe is the only body on frame vehicle that offers the best of durability, room, comfort and cargo. This vehicle also offers 6 standard airbags for add safety and security and boasts an added 3 feet of improved braking.

Michigan Police have fit more than 2 K9 units in the back, with room 4 people in the passenger department of this vehicle.

Find out more at GM Fleet & Commercial:
http://www.gmfleet.com/overview/police.html

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gary Mulder Talks 1967 Hot Wheels Camaro at SEMA 2012 - The BLOCK



Gary Mulder, Special Vehicles Project Manager, discuss the 1967 Hot Wheels Camaro Concept, Crate Powertrain Connect and Cruise series and more at SEMA 2012.

For more Chevy Performance and SEMA news check out TheBLOCK.com

Friday, November 2, 2012

Chevrolet's SEMA 2012 Recap - The BLOCK



Here's just a few of the highlights for Chevrolet at the 2012 SEMA Show.

For more Chevy Performance and SEMA news check out TheBLOCK.com