2010 Chevy Volt: In Person [Pics]

2010 Chevy Volt

Only four Chevy Volt models are actually built and out in the world, and I had the pleasure of seeing one in person at the 2009 Aspen Environment Forum. As I’m a blogger, not a photographer, you’ll have to excuse my photos – these are the best of about 25 I took when the car was on display inside (not the best lighting).

2010 Chevy Volt

The latest buzz is that GM will begin building the 2010 Volt by June 1, with 10 a week being built until a fleet of 80 has been manufactured. The price is still to be determined, but the word is somewhere around $40,000.

2010 Chevy Volt

They didn’t let us drive it, and weren’t too keen on even letting us sit in it, but we all got free espresso drinks…

2010 Chevy Volt

The Voltec Electric Propulsion System has a range of 40 miles on a full charge, using no gasoline or tailpipe emissions, and a FlexFuel powered generator can extend the range for several hundred miles. The battery charges with either 120V or 240V via the plug shown above. Charge time on 120V is about 8 hours, and on 240V is less than 3 hours.

2010 Chevy Volt

2010 Chevy Volt

2010 Chevy Volt

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Derek Markham

lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, slacklining, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves good food, with fresh roasted chiles at the top of his list of favorites. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, RebelMouse, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!