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2012 Chevrolet Volt: The City of New York bought 50 copies

• The electric vehicle extended range can be used police car for road checks

The city of New York has added 50 Chevrolet Volt its fleet as part of its policy to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions and fuel consumption. Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, announced the arrival of the Volt from other electric vehicles has a press conference Tuesday, July 12 in Woodside Queens, New York.

The Volt is the first electric vehicle employed by the Police Department of New York City, who also used scooters and electric golf cars. The Volt will make up the bulk of the 70 new electric vehicles joining the city park, which now has 430 electric vehicles.

"This is the very latest and most important control for electric vehicle fleet of the city, which is already the largest municipal fleet without issuance of the nation," said the mayor in a press release. "We will continue to lead by example, but we must also provide New Yorkers with tools to make choices conducive to the environment in their own lives. "

"When we show them the reality of things, people are much more likely to choose an electric car. Our function is to show the public the reality of things, make sure they have all the elements of choice, and that if they decide it to electric vehicle to roll, they have at their disposal the necessary infrastructure. All this comes as part of our PlaNYC strategy, which aims to make New York a greener and more pleasant city. "

During the first 60 km, the Volt can run without issuance and without consuming fuel, using the total load electricity stored in its lithium-ion battery of 16 kWh. When the Volt's battery is depleted, an engine / generator feeds a gasoline imperceptibly takes over to add 550 km of autonomy with full, giving the car a total range of over 600 kilometers.

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