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The Embassy of the United States in France takes possession of a Chevrolet Volt

The representation of the United States in France from now integrated into its fleet four Chevrolet Volt, three for use by the U.S. Embassy in Paris and one for use by the Consulate in Lyon under the project "Greenwheels" a partnership between the public and private passes between the Paris Embassy, ​​Consulate Lyon and GM / Chevrolet.

November 30, Ludovic Dirand, President of Chevrolet France has officially handed Ambassador Charles Rivkin cles Chevrolet Volt, which will be allocated to the fleet of the United States Embassy in France.

The Ambassador of the United States in France, Charles Rivkin, said: "This acquisition is in line with the call of President Obama who wants to set an example by making more environmentally conscious the Federal Government. A U.S. mission to France, we are constantly seeking innovations to make our activities more ecological. "

As part of its efforts to achieve sustainable development, the Mission of the United States has embarked on a program that will reduce considerably the energy consumption in over 50,000 m? of buildings that the U.S. government owns and operates in Paris and throughout France.

This partnership also highlights a little-known page of the Franco-American history: Louis Chevrolet, not in Switzerland, then came to settle in France when he was still a little boy. And in 1911 he moved to the United States for co-found the Chevrolet Motor Company. Hundred years and 209 million vehicles later, Chevrolet is the fourth global automotive brand.

The Volt will allow teams of the Embassy to travel up to 80 kilometers in electric fashion thanks to the zero emission electricity stored in its lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 16 kWh. "The Chevrolet Volt with its autonomy extended mode, opens a new era in personal mobility. Chevrolet this allows our clients to opt for a zero emission vehicle can in the same time they ensure sufficient autonomy to all their movements, "says Ludovic Dirand, President of Chevrolet France.

The Chevrolet Volt is the first electric car with extended range (E-REV) offering superior autonomy 500 km. When its batteries are low, a heat generator produces electricity loads required to power the batteries and ensure the operation of the electric motor of the car.

The batteries can be recharged in 4 hours on a standard household outlet (220 V). If the driver does not have electrical outlet nearby, you can always count on the autonomy of 500 km of its Volt and refuel to continue his journey.

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