PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Volt will be available in all 50 states by 2012.

Chevy Dealers Readying for Volt Electric Car Launch

GM will require Chevrolet dealers selling Volts to keep one in the store for customers to view and drive.

Published: 11-Jul-2010

NAW, Mich. -- The long-awaited Chevrolet Volt electric car is expected to reach showroom floors by the end of this year and local dealers are ready for sales to be hot.

The Volt can be charged in a conventional outlet and is designed to drive up to 40 miles on electricity. When its lithium-ion battery runs low, an engine kicks in to extend its driving range to more than 300 miles without refueling.

GM's combined Volt-related investment in Michigan totals $700 million at eight facilities, including new engine plant at Flint Engine South that will build engines for the Volt.

Archive Video: GM Displays First Chevy Volt Battery


The SOLO will reach 100 MPG, 0 to 60 MPH in the 6 Sec and top speed of 130 MPH

GM expects the Volt to consume as little as 25 kilowatt hours per 100 miles in city driving.

Pre-production prototype Volt has achieved 40 miles of electric-only, petroleum-free driving in both EPA city and highway test cycles.

EV World publisher Bill Moore (right) with Volt vehicle line manager Tony Posawatz preparing to drive Volt 'mule' at GM's Warren, Mi research center.

Respected expert in plug-in hybrid vehicle technology available to brief media on significance of GM's announcement.


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