The electric Chevrolet Volt was originally slated to hit select U.S. markets this year with delivers beginning this past December. Specifically, it was supposed to reach California, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Texas, and Michigan. However, fanfare over the new Chevrolet Volt has only continued to grow after the EV's original debut. As a result, the Volt is going to be more attainable than we originally thought.
Rick Scheidt, Vice President of U.S. Marketing, Chevrolet, recently revealed that GM is planning not only to expand the target geos slated to receive Volt deliveries. The U.S.-based company now plans to launch the Chevrolet Volt nationwide by the end of this year!
Car buyers in all 50 states will be able to order Chevrolet Volts through dealers beginning in the second quarter. Deliveries are expected to begin in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii, in the third quarter.
"This is the right thing to do for our customers and our dealers who are seeing increased traffic onto their showroom floors,"1 says Scheidt. Dan Ackerson, CEO, GM has also recently shared news that GM would increase Chevrolet Volt production this year from 10,000 units to 25,000 units.
Chevrolet Volt At a Glance- Accolades: 2011 Automobile of the Year, 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, 2011 Green Car of the Year
- Battery: 16-kWh "T"-shaped lithium-ion
- Run Time Per Charge: Up to 35 miles (after that a gas engine kicks in to keep the vehicle going for 375 miles)
- Full Charge Time (using a 120V plug outlet): 10 hrs using a 120V plug outlet, or as little as 4 hrs using a dedicated 240-volt line.
- MSRP: $40,280 (not including tax credit)
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