Chevrolet Volt is on Roads to Dealers

The First Customers Should Get ?Electric Cars Within Days

Monday, December 13, trucks loaded with Chevy Volts started rolling away from the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant head for dealerships in California, Texas, Washington D.C. and New York.

The Volt is the first-and-only electric car with an extended-range capability allowing owners to drive their electric cars up to 379 miles before having to recharge or refill the gas tank.? The gasoline engine is used to run the generator that charges the batteries.

These are the first of an expected 160 vehicles to be shipped this week.

?Today is a historic milestone for Chevrolet,? said Tony DiSalle, Volt marketing director. ?We have redefined automotive transportation with the Volt, and soon the first customers will be able to experience gas-free commuting with the freedom to take an extended trip whenever or wherever they want.?

Earlier this year, Chevrolet shipped 15 pre-production Volts to technology enthusiasts and electric vehicle advocates whom were the first consumers to experience the Volt every day under real-world conditions during a 90-day vehicle and charging evaluation program.

MotorTrend, Automobile and Green Car Journal each recently selected the Volt as their Car of the Year.

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