If you ask the leadership team at General Motors about the future, they would probably tell you it looks pretty green. The automaker has made producing electric vehicles a huge part of its plans, which is a considerable risk. However, General Motors sees profitability on the horizon and it wants to make sure it keeps up with upcoming trends.
When an automaker builds an EV, it’s difficult to make a
profit because of research expenses. This means investors might be wary of an
electric-heavy strategy. GM CEO Mary Barra put their worries to rest earlier
this year by claiming that GM plans for its EV vehicles to be profitable by
2021 thanks to a new architecture.
Called the BEV3, engineers at GM created the platform to
support different vehicle types and classes with electric power and structural
integrity. This isn’t just a dream, either, as it’s ready for a market debut in
an upcoming Cadillac EV. From there, the platform will grow and move into new
EVs for Chevrolet.
If all goes as planned, GM hopes to introduce at least 20 new EV models to the world by 2023, with each of them having a minimum range of 300 miles. While you can’t buy BEV3 cars yet, contact us at Huber Chevrolet to learn more about the electric vehicles we have in stock, like the Chevy Bolt.
Every year, World of Wheels comes to Omaha to
showcase the largest custom car show collection in the region. A variety of
different vehicles are featured at World of Wheels, but at the heart of the
event during its 57-year run is the hot rods. With innovation and quality
craftsmanship taking center stage, this event is an awesome place for
automobile enthusiasts to gather together and get excited about what they love
Almost all spectators who come to World of Wheels end up coming back for another round; in fact, an event surveys shows that 45% of guests have visited four or more times. Guests can submit their own vehicles to the event and be show participants or simply come to enjoy the show, including custom vehicles from the original manufacturers. Additionally, Friday will feature a special Student Career Day for students interested in pursuing a career in the auto industry.
This will be the 64th year of this O’Reilly
Auto Parts sponsored event in Omaha, with tickets at the gate costing $18 for
adults and $6 for kids, or discounted tickets sold through O’Reilly coming out
to $16 for adults and $5 for children. Kids under five get in for free. There
will even be live music, guest appearances, and special events at World of
Nothing warms you up during a cold, Omaha winter like a pint of tasty beer and a delicious, warm meal. Thankfully both of these things are easy to come by during Omaha Beer Week, which takes place this year from February 15 to February 24. While you’re out enjoying special beer week events and drinking unique foamy beverages from local breweries and bars, be sure to practice safe, responsible driving habits.
The best way to enjoy the many events of the
Omaha Beer Week safely is to secure a designated driver for the night. Pick
someone you can trust to remain sober, and let them be your chauffeur. Having a
designated driver assigned ahead of time takes away any question as to who is
the most fit to drive. If you have to ask, chances are no on should be behind the
If, for some reason, your designated drive
falls through, you need to find another sober ride home. Many bars and
breweries are more than happy to call a cab for you so that you can get home
safely. You can also download rideshare apps ahead of time so that you can call
a car on your own.
Sedans are predominantly the major vehicle drivers go with in the US if they don’t drive a truck or SUV. But the five-door hatchback counterparts are growing in popularity and offer a wholly different driving experience. So where do you fit in the sedans vs. hatchbacks debate?
Sedan drivers love their vehicles because the market is so
vast and there are so many options in various sizes—from compact to large. Some
of these sedans have been around for decades and thus offer some peace of mind
in terms of reliability. Other drivers like sedans because they offer more
privacy with a locking trunk, whereas hatchbacks expose the contents of the
back of your car with major window.
However, hatchbacks are highly sought after because of their
superior resale value—partially because they are less common and thus harder
for used car buyers to find. Hatchbacks are also more practical with rear
folding seats that greatly improve the cargo area for luggage, groceries, and
sporting equipment. In most cases of a vehicle with a sedan and hatchback
variant, the hatchback boasts the superior cargo space. Hatchbacks are also
often considered more visually appealing, likely because they stand out more
easily in a sea of sedans on American roadways. If you like to make a bold
statement on the road, go with a hatchback.
The Omaha Community Playhouse continues its annual tradition with another fantastic run of A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday play based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella. Ticket pricing and availability depends on the day and time of the show, so visit the OCP website now and grab your tickets!
Featuring wealthy Ebenezer Scrooge, the unfortunate people who work for him, and a series of ghosts trying to make Scrooge a better person, A Christmas Carol reminds us to look beyond materialism and appreciate the true joy of Christmas: giving, kindness, and being with family.
The Omaha Community Playhouse’s production exemplifies the emphasis on community and altruism in the play, since every part of the play from costumes and the orchestra down to the cast dinner is being sponsored by a local business. Huber Chevrolet is proud to be part of a community so devoted to lifting up the arts and the people of Omaha.
Despite the spooky element of the ghosts, A Christmas Carol is suitable for all ages, and your whole family is sure to enjoy the elaborate costuming, eye-catching special effects, and brilliant performances by the OCP actors and orchestra musicians, all of whom are locals of Omaha and the surrounding area.
We here at Huber Chevrolet wish you and your family a happy holiday season.
Start the holiday season off right by attending Omaha’s most festive event. The Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony in Omaha will take place on Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, November 22, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is the perfect family activity to indulge in after a filling holiday meal.
The event will take place at Gene Leahy Mall, located at 1302 Farnam Street in Omaha. Arrive early to get a good view. Starting at 5:40 p.m., the event will host a special performance by a surprise guest. At 6 p.m., Mayor Jean Stothert will start the countdown to the lighting, all while the Jingle Bell Brass Band plays your favorite Christmas tunes.
When it’s time, the entire mall will light up with thousands of white lights. After the mall lights up, walk around and enjoy the glow with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and check out what some of the stores and restaurants are offering. The holiday lights will be aglow every night after the Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. through January 1.
Some of the Old Market restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving include 13th Street Coffee & Tea Company, Dubliner Pub, Liberty Tavern, and Ted & Walley’s Ice Cream.
Here at Huber Chevrolet, we wish you and your crew a wonderful Thanksgiving.
To get into the spirit of the season, be sure you don’t miss the Autumn Festival in Omaha this fall at Ralston Arena! The event, scheduled for November 1-4, is a one-of-a-kind expo featuring crafts and home goods made by hundreds of the nation’s most skilled vendors and craftspeople.
There’s a little something for everyone at the Autumn Festival, including textiles, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, and more. Drive over in your Chevrolet or Cadillac SUV, fold the seats down, and get ready to load up on beautiful, unique handcrafted goods when you leave.
Throughout the weekend, the Autumn Festival will host stage entertainment in the convention center and provide delicious food and beverages. Make sure your name is in the raffle, with a drawing for a $30 festival gift certificate taking place every hour.
Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St Ralston, NE 68127
Thurs & Fri: 11am-9pm
Free for Children under 10 years old
There is free parking in the Ralston Arena lot. Additional parking can be found in lots F and G at Horsemen’s Park right across the street (6303 Q Street). There, a free shuttle will pick you up and drive you to the arena, dropping you conveniently at the front door.
Here at Huber Chevrolet, we love seeing all of the creepy and creative costumes that people come up with. Stop by and see if you can give us a good fright!
Before a highly-anticipated vehicle is released, there tends to be a lot of hype, meaning a lot of car geeks are trying to sneak a peek at the model before the automaker officially announces it. We just happen to be car geeks here at Huber Chevy, and we’re freaking out about the recent spying of the new mid-engine Chevy Corvette, due to be released for the 2020 model year.
Two models were spotted being tested on the Nürburgring in Germany. While still in their strange, black-and-white automotive camouflage, this most recent look is vastly improved from previous caught-glimpses where the 2020 Corvette was decked out in loose black curtains. Details identified in the recent spying include large intake vents on both sides of the vehicle and a significant splitter that comes out under the front lip of the vehicle. There is also a prominent vent, very much like a race car, stationed right in front of the rear wheels. Of course, the brand-new Corvette also features the model line’s iconic four-lamp taillights in the rear. Also for the rear, this ‘Vette sports a square-tipped four-pipe exhaust system.
Maybe Chevrolet let us steal this glimpse to heighten the hype: If this is the case, they sure were successful, because we can’t wait to see this gorgeous mid-engine Chevy Corvette hit the streets.
Summer is the perfect time to set out from home and explore the surrounding wilderness and wildlife of Nebraska. Rather than spending warm and lovely summer nights shut up indoors, pack up the family vehicle and hit the road. Here are a few spots we here at Huber Chevrolet recommend visiting while you explore the great outdoors of Nebraska.
Nebraska’s largest lake reservoir is a beautiful place to visit with your family. Spend a few nights camping there and enjoy the 100 miles of beachfront in the area.
Scotts Bluff National Monument
The prairies of Nebraska give way to the scenic Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to take a family hike you’ll surely remember, take the steep walking trail up to the top of the bluff for 90-mile views.
Nebraska’s Wild West
Explore and experience our nation’s history by traversing Nebraska’s Badlands – such as venturing through Oglala National Grasslands – and the lush pine forests of the Sandhills. Perhaps you’ll want to hold off visiting Gibbon’s Rowe Sanctuary in the Sandhills until spring, so you and your family can witness the wonderous crane migration that takes place every year. In early spring, over 500,000 cranes land at the Platte River.
Henry Doorly Zoo
If you’re not feeling quite so compelled to set out on an outdoor adventure this summer, consider visiting Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. This exceptional zoo is home to the world’s largest indoor swamp and indoor desert, and the country’s largest indoor rainforest. With such marvelous exhibits, the whole family will enjoy their day at the zoo.
If you need a new vehicle to get you to your outdoor destination this summer, then be sure to explore our lineup here at Huber Chevrolet.