General Motors has announced that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car will drive into Chevy dealers in October. This means that the car would arrive a month ahead of schedule. The Volt is GM’s first electric car since the EV1.
The 2011 Volt is expected to be rolled out across the US during the current year, with California and Detroit to see it first. GM is said to be building close to 8,000 Volts in the first year of its production, and up to 60,000 in the car’s second year.
Built to offer up to 40 miles of all-electric range from a 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, plus an additional 300 miles by switching on its 1.4-liter gasoline engine, the 2011 Volt would boast of a range extender that turns a generator to provide electric power to the drive wheels. This could mean that it would be different from the hybrid cars with added plug-in capability, such as the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
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