2012 Chevrolet Volt: Unveiling steps for Canada
Chevrolet today announced the cities of Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Oshawa, Ottawa-Gatineau, Vancouver and Victoria are the steps or the Chevrolet Volt will initially be launched in Canada. The Volt, which will arrive in Canadian dealerships in the second half of 2011, is an autonomous vehicle has prolonged bonus offers Canadians the opportunity to substantially reduce emissions of greenhouse gas emissions.
"The Chevrolet Volt is a revolutionary vehicle that offers consumers an electric vehicle without Compromise" said Kevin Williams, president and general director of GM of Canada. "These seven cities represent some of our most important automotive markets in Canada, or customers and parks main customers are recognized for innovative ecotechnologies welcome."
The first steps to launch the Volt will play an important role to validate the receptivity of the market in general has the respect of electric vehicles in Canada or the production of electricity has relatively low carbon emissions offers considerable advantages with respect to gas greenhouse compared to motor vehicles has conventional combustion.
GM is also working with major utilities across the country to prepare each regional market in anticipation of deployment in the retail market. The end of the model year 2012 it is expected that before the Volt will be available for sale in greater numbers at dealerships across the country has, but there will be points of authorized service for the Volt across Canada during the initial launch.
The Chevrolet Volt is the only electric vehicle that can run in all weather and driving conditions without the driver having to fear of being caught unawares due to a depleted battery. First electric vehicle with extended range over the world, the Volt has a total range of about 580 km. During the first 40 to 80 km, the Volt runs without consuming gasoline or untap of broadcasts, thanks to electricity stored in its lithium-ion battery of 16 kWh. When the Volt's battery becomes low, an engine assembly petrol and 1.4L alternator takes over seamlessly to increase the range of about 500 km with a full tank.
The Volt has already won numerous awards even before its launch at the end of year in the United States. Among these awards are:
• Car of the year 2011 after AUTOMOBILE Magazine.
• Among the 10 Best Cars by Car and Driver magazine.
• 2011 Car ecological according Green Car Journal.
• Car of the year 2011 after Motor Trend.
The Volt was first unveiled in its prototype version January 2007 Auto Show in Detroit. In June of the same year, the Board of Directors of GM approves the beginning of the development of product for the Volt and the Voltec electric propulsion system.
In September 2008, the series version of the Volt debuted on the occasion of the celebration of the centenary of GM. Today, the Volt is produced in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, and First customer deliveries will take place in detail American in December.
Canadian prices will be disclosed to approach the launch date.
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