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Benefits of Going Green with a Chevy EV or Chevy Hybrid


Like anything in life, you want to feel proud about the car you’re driving. When you choose to drive an eco-friendly car in Kansas City, you’ll be like a proud parent. Not only will you be saving the environment, but you’ll also be saving green inside your wallet. Let’s examine some of the perks of driving “green.”


Saving the Planet

By Chevy’s powers combined, Earth may be spared. That’s because Chevrolet proudly offering a selection of eco-friendly cars to put your mind at ease, including the Bolt, Volt, and Malibu Hybrid. How will they help the planet?

According to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, electric vehicles can reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change. Your reduction in emissions will also reduce the smog in the atmosphere. As you decrease your “direct emissions” from the tailpipe of your car, you will be making an impact by reducing harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, including carbon dioxide.

Your choice to drive an electric vehicle will also produce fewer “lifecycle emissions,” or the emissions that are created as a consequence of fuel and vehicle production, processing, distribution, and more. Additionally, you will decrease the emissions that contribute to acid rain, a scourge that affects more people and wildlife than you’d think.

You can feel good about your eco-friendly Chevy with the knowledge that you are doing your part to mitigate damage to our atmosphere. You will also decrease air pollutants that may contaminate soil and water before ultimately entering the food chain. Now are you ready to drive a green car in Kansas City?


Your Bottom Line

Not only will your purchase of a green vehicle help the health of humans, animals, and plants, you’ll also save your hard-earned cash by limiting your exposure to gas stations. The average driver will save over $700 per year by charging their green car mainly at home. And the average fuel savings for a Chevy Bolt EV goes even higher, at $1,000/year. Check out this calculator to estimate how much you might save, based upon your current vehicle’s gas mileage.

Additionally, you may find opportunities to get some money back. A variety of tax incentives and rebates may be available to you upon purchase of a qualifying electric vehicle:

  • The IRS offers a Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit of up to $7,500 on qualifying vehicles purchased on or after 2010. You’ll have to claim the credit in the year in which you begin driving the vehicle.
  • To help those of you in nearby Missouri, the state also offers an “Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit” of 20% on purchases of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). This applies up to an expenditure of $1,500.
  • Additionally, some insurance companies may offer reduced rates to owners of electric vehicles. Check with a representative at your insurance company for more details on how switching to a Chevy Volt or Chevrolet Bolt may affect your premiums.


You’ll enjoy extensive protection on your eco-friendly Chevy with a warranty package that provides you with security and extra coverage on the hybrid components.

The Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Volt and Chevy Malibu Hybrid each come with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and includes an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty for the hybrid components. Additionally, you’ll receive a complimentary scheduled 2-year maintenance plan, which can be taken advantage of by visiting our Overland Park Chevy service center.

Reduced Noise Levels

Along with fewer emissions, electric and hybrid vehicles also produce less noise. Anyone who spends time in their car can benefit from a reduced “sonic load,” as no one can argue that a quieter ride is more pleasant. Plus, no need to blast the radio when road sound is essentially nil. (Save your ears, people.)


Ready To Go Green? Come To McCarthy-Morse!

There are so many perks to purchasing a green Chevy EV or hybrid. You’ll breathe easier, help the environment, drive a quieter ride, and keep some extra money in your pocketbook. With EV and hybrid car prices continuing to drop, now’s the perfect time to go green.

For more info about our selection of Chevrolet hybrid cars and electric vehicles, like the Malibu Hybrid, Bolt, or EV, contact us at 913-649-6000 or stop by our Overland Park Chevrolet dealership at 9201 Metcalf Ave. Let’s fight the good fight, ladies and gentlemen.



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