Back to School Car Tips

The kids are back to school and if you have carpool duty, it’s time to get things in order! As any parent surely knows, kids are rambunctious and can make a room look like a tornado zone in a matter of minutes and they can just as easily get lost. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have all your ducks in a row! Here are some back to school car tips from us here at Red Wing Chevrolet.

  1. Space – Making sure there’s enough space in the car for each kid is particularly important. Having children share seats can cause major injuries in the event of an accident and no parent wants to explain why a child got seriously injured. To avoid any problems and optimize safety, make sure each child has a seat to themselves.
  2. Driving – Once you’re in the car and on the road, pay attention to road sides and other vehicles more than you normally would. It’s better to be too safe than sorry! Follow the instructions of crossing guards and carpool-lane monitors for a smooth trip to and from school
  3. Drop Off – Make sure older kids wait on the curb while younger kids disembark. To ensure maximum safety, have the kids enter and exit the vehicle from the curbside. Doing so diminishes the odds of an injury.

Electric Corvette’s World Record Set on NASA Landing Strip

Enthusiasts and average drivers both agree that the Chevrolet Corvette is a performance-driven car that offers plenty of power under the hood and a luxurious, comfortable interior. Now, the Corvette may have something new to boast about. If you’ve never heard of an electric Corvette, we can’t blame you but that’s exactly what was flying down NASA’s landing strip at the Kennedy Space Center.

Johnny Bohmer was behind the wheel of the electric Corvette. The goal was to set the world record for the fastest, road legal, all-electric sports car. Built by Genovation, the electric Corvette’s world record already stood at 186.8 mph and was set back in February. That wasn’t enough for the developers though. They wanted to break 200 mph.

The car itself is based on a 2006 Corvette Z06 that packs dual liquid-cooled, electric motors that produce more than 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the original V8 engine put out around 505 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.

The team behind the electric Corvette plans to sell the modified sports cars to enthusiasts. Buying the cars and replacing the powertrain won’t be cheap though. Expect it to sell for upwards of $330,000.