Chevrolet showed its “Greenness” at the Architect of the Capitol – Senate’s Spring Environmental and Energy Showcase
April 26, 2012 4:52 pm ET
On April 25, Chevrolet participated in the Architect of the Capitol – Senate’s Spring Environmental and Energy Showcase. The overriding theme for the showcase was environmental and energy conservation at home and in the office, highlighting various conservation measures implemented by the Senate Superintendent’s Office.
As part of the event, auto manufacturers were invited to showcase their technically advanced and fuel-efficient vehicles for Congressional members, staffers, and employees of the Capitol. Chevrolet was on-hand to showcase the Volt and Sonic, and provide test drives.
As you may know, the Volt is an electric vehicle with extended-range capability. It remains an extraordinary vehicle on several fronts – from its technology to its enthusiastic and growing customer base.
In addition, we showcased the fuel-efficient 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, which is the first Chevrolet to feature the new Ecologic Label. Announced during the 2012 Washington, DC Auto Show, the label illustrates:
- Before the road: Environmental aspects related to vehicle manufacturing and assembly.
- On the road: Fuel-saving features such as advanced engine technologies, aerodynamics, lighter weight components or low-rolling resistance tires.
- After the road: How 85 percent by weight of the vehicle can be recycled at the end of its lifespan.