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In 1911 Swiss race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in Detroit with William C. Durant and investment partners James H. Whiting, Dr. Edwin R. Campbell (son-in-law of Durant) and in 1912 R. S. McLaughlin CEO of General Motors in Canada.In 1913 the first Chevy, the costly Series C Classic Sixwas introduced at the New York auto show.In the 1918 model year, Chevrolet introduced the Series D, a V8-powered model in four-passenger roadster and five-passenger tourer models.Chevrolet continued into the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s competing with Ford, and after the Chrysler Corporation formed Plymouth in 1928, Plymouth, Ford, and Chevrolet were known as the "Low-priced three".In 1929 they introduced the famous "Stovebolt" overhead-valve inline six-cylinder engine, giving Chevrolet a marketing edge over Ford. In 1933 Chevrolet launched the Standard Six, which was advertised in the United States as the cheapest six-cylinder car on sale.In 1953 it produced the Corvette, a two-seater sports car with a fiberglass body and also introduced the first fuel injected engine. In 1960 introduced the Corvair with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine. During the 1960s and early ’70s, the standard Chevroletbecame one of America's best selling lines of automobiles.The basic Chevrolet small-block V8 design has remained in continuous production since its debut in 1955, descendants of the basic small-block OHV V8 design platform in production today have been much modified with advances such as aluminium block and heads, electronic engine management and sequential port fuel injection.In 2005 General Motors re-launched the Chevrolet marque in Europe.They began developing more fuel efficient cars and trucks to compete with foreign automakers.In late 2010 General Motors began production of the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt, sold as the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera in Europe, which received multiple awards including the 2012 North American „Car of the Year”, „European Car of the Year”, and World Green „Car of the Year”. The Volt/Ampera family was the world's best selling plug-in electric car in 2012after the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S. In October 2016, General Motors began production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the first ever affordable mass market all-electric car with a range over 200 mi (320 km). The Chevrolet won several awards including the 2017 Motor Trend „Car of the Year” award, the 2017 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice „Green Car of the Year”, Green Car Reports „Best Car To Buy 2017”, Green Car Journal's 2017 „Green Car of the Year”, and was listed in Time Magazine „Best 25 Inventions of the Year of 2016”. Among the technological innovations exceedtheandroid auto update, reducing the need for gasoline by using renewable fuel, introducing advanced phone integration and the first and only car company, who bring built-in 4G LTE wi-fi to car, trucks and crossovers.