We recently teamed up with GM to offer the Chevy Eco Chic Tour with greenerMiami.com. Eight local residents met up to tour around to Miami’s finest eco hot spots in two Chevy Volts and a hybrid Tahoe.
The opportunity to drive a Chevy Volt doesn’t come along very often. I was happy to give it a try. It was interesting to see that they have put the battery inside the car, so it doesn’t take up trunk space like you may have seen on other electric and hybrid vehicles. Additionally, there is an extra window on the hatchback so you get an extra view of the road you normally don’t find in other cars. My only regret is that we didn’t get to test the EV portion of the Volt, as it had lost it’s charge during transport and didn’t have enough time to charge before the event.
Our first stop was Ecoist in the Wynwood Arts District, a locally based eco-accessories company, most well known for their candy wrapper handbags. I was excited to find that they now offer upcycled t-shirt necklaces, as well.
Next, we headed over the bridge to Uhma Spa, an utter sanctuary in the heart of South Beach. Everyone received a mini massage and a fabulous gift bag from the spa itself.
Finally, we ended at Metro Organic Bistro to dine on organic grub. All items on the menu are organic!
If we offer an event like this again, all I can say is, sign up immediately! GM provided top notch event planning and treated us like royalty. Read more accounts of our day from Brandon’s Puppy, Tropic Home & Family (Uhma Spa), Tropic Home & Family (Chevy Volt).
Transportation and gifts provided by Chevrolet.