Marco Andretti Proves 40-Mile EV Range of Chevy Volt

2006 Indy 500 Rockie of the Year proved the plug-in electric car with a gasoline engine generator could make an entire 40-mile lap of the traditional Dream Cruise route — from Eight Mile to Pontiac and back — entirely on electric power.

Published: 20-Aug-2012

Bloomfield Hills — Janice Cohen and her husband, Larry, saw no sacrilege in joining about 50 other Chevrolet Volt owners on Tuesday evening for a silent electric cruise of Woodward Avenue.

"Larry and I used to cruise Woodward in the '60s when we were dating," the Bloomfield Hills resident said.

"Woodward wasn't just about horsepower. It's also always been about what's hot. My Volt makes people turn and look and ask questions. It's no muscle car, but it's hot."


Chevrolet Spark EV electric car drive-system cutaway.

Spark EV will be sold in limited quantities in select U.S. and global markets starting in 2013, including California.

Chevrolet Beat BEV

Beat BEV powered by 20 kWh lithium-ion battery giving it a range up to 130 km.

2012 Chevrolet Volt

While numbers are comparatively small based on limited supplies, Canadians are favoring the Volt more than two-to-one over the LEAF.


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