Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Introducing the 2011 Chevy Volt

Chevrolet is proud to bring you the Chevy Volt and add to its impressive line-up. The Volt is an electric car that can create its own electricity. Plug it in, let it charge overnight, and it’s ready to run on a pure electric charge for up to 40 miles(3) — gas and emissions free. After that, Volt keeps going, even if you can’t plug it in. Volt uses a range-extending gas generator that produces enough energy to power it for hundreds of miles on a single tank of gas.
Volt is an electric vehicle with a range extender. Well, what does that mean? It means Volt runs on electricity from its battery, and then it runs on electricity it creates from gas. Let's assume you have a fully charged battery. Now, depending on the weather, the electrical features that are turned on and how you drive, you can drive up to 40 miles on the electricity stored in the battery — totally gas and emissions free. After that, its gas-powered, range-extending generator automatically kicks in to provide electrical power. So Volt can go for several hundred additional miles, until you can plug it in or fill it up again. And Volt is even a FlexFuel vehicle as well, capable of running on the biofuel E85 ethanol (5).

The launch date for the Chevy Volt is expected to be around November 2010. For more information and up-to-date information contact Jeff Gordon Chevrolet direct or call 910-791-2424. The Chevy Volt will join the already green family of the Malibu hybrid, Silverado hybrid and Tahoe hybrid.

3 Assumes fully charged battery. Actual range depends on driving habits, weather conditions, terrain and the operation of electrical features in the vehicle. Vehicle features and performance capabilities subject to change without notice.
5 E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you.

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