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January 27, 2009

Chevy Volting Into The Future

Chevy_volt GM Chevrolet announced at the Automotive News World Congress this week that they will invest $30 million in their new plant specializing in lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will be used in the new Chevy Volt. For anyone unfamiliar with the Chevy Volt it is a new hybrid that GM has been working on. With production set to begin in late 2010 Vermont Car Dealerships should begin offering the Volt in 2011. The car uses a lithium-ion battery that allows the vehicle to drive up to 40 miles on battery power alone. Once the battery has died the Volt can run for an additional 300 miles on it’s gasoline reserve.  The battery will take about three hours to charge using a 240v adapter, meaning that most people living in a urban or suburban area will not even need to use gas to get around town if they own a Volt.  Hopefully the Volt will serve as a stepping stone towards a cleaner more eco-friendly lifestyle for the average American and help to to wean us off of our dependence on foreign oil.  

Source: http://www.egmcartech.com


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