June 20, 2007

Chevrolet Volt shown in Toronto

Chevrolet Volt concept
Chevrolet Volt concept. Click image to enlarge

Photo Gallery: Chevrolet Volt concept at the Chicago Auto Show

Oshawa, Ontario – The Chevrolet Volt Concept made its Canadian debut yesterday at the Energy and Environment Conference (EECO) in Toronto. The Volt has the potential to virtually eliminate the need for daily commuters to visit a gas station.

“If you are like most Canadians who live and work within a 64-km round trip, the Volt is a gas-free, emission-free car,” says David Paterson, vice president, corporate and environmental affairs, General Motors of Canada. “Drivers will simply unplug and go each morning, much as we do with our cell phones today.”

The Volt, which was unveiled earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, can be fully charged by plugging it into a 110-volt outlet for approximately six hours a day. When the lithium-ion battery is fully charged, the Volt can deliver 64 km of electric vehicle range; if the driver needs to travel more, a range-extending power source from gasoline, ethanol, hydrogen or biodiesel fuels recharges the battery when required, for a driving range of more than 1,000 km.

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