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).
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.
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…
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.