January 18, 2007
Chevrolet Volt and 2008 Malibu to appear at Washington Auto Show
Washington, D.C. – The electric Chevrolet Volt concept car and the all-new 2008 Malibu will make their East Coast debut at the 2007 Washington Auto Show, which opens to the public on January 24. The company will also display a hydrogen fuel-cell Equinox SUV that will be appearing shortly in test fleets in Washington, D.C., New York and California.
The Volt, which was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this month, is a battery-powered, extended-range electric passenger vehicle that uses a gasoline engine to generate additional electricity, rather than run the vehicle. The Volt uses GM’s E-flex system, which allows electricity to be produced from gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel or hydrogen.
More than 100 Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles will go into test fleets beginning this fall; the plan, dubbed “Project Driveway”, constitutes the first meaningful market test of fuel cell vehicles anywhere, according to the company.