Volt To Make Sales Debut in California

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

General Motors says the Chevrolet Volt electric car will go on sale late next year in California.

GM said Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show that it will announce other markets later.

The Volt, which is expected to cost around $40,000, can be charged in a conventional outlet and is designed to drive up to 40 miles on electricity. When its lithium-ion battery runs low, an engine kicks in to extend its driving range to more than 300 miles without refueling.

GM also said it's teaming up with three California utilities as part of a demonstration project. Using a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the project will distribute 100 Volts to various fleets and will install 500 charging stations for residential, commercial and public use.

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  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Dec 4, 2009 at 08:15 PM
    JB, it's probably people like you buying foreign cars which is killing American industry. I myself own a 20 year old truck made by GM and a 10 year old truck made by Dodge (Chrysler) both in mint condition and very reliable. Take care of your vehicles and they will take care of you. (Take care of your US auto workers and they will take care of you.)
  • by Bruce Location: Lansing on Dec 3, 2009 at 06:32 PM
    Hey JB how would you know if its $40,000 piece of junk. But you think what ever you make is better (dont think so) I will not buy it.
  • by JB Location: Jackson on Dec 2, 2009 at 03:25 PM
    40,000 piece of GM junk to debut. Now this is a joke, it is GM and I know I would never buy anything the make. But if the people of California want there junk they can have it all.
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