Chevrolet Volt To Be In Every State By 2011

To meet the higher than expected demand for the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors is going to speed up delivery to other states.

Currently, the electric-powered Volt is only offered in Washington D.C. area, as well as California, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Texas and soon, Michigan. In the third quarter of this year, customers in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.

“We’re accelerating our launch plan to have Volts in all participating Chevrolet dealerships in every single state in the union by the end of this year,” said Rick Scheidt, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “This is the right thing to do for our customers and our dealers who are seeing increased traffic onto their showroom floors.”

It only makes sense that the Volt is going out early, as it seems to be GM’s biggest success story. It won numerous awards, including Car of the Year from Motor Trend and Automobile magazines.

“Such recognition provides customers with credible, expert endorsement of new models, which is important for vehicles like the Volt that feature significant new technologies,” said Scheidt. “Based on the awards the Volt has received, and the number of consumers expressing interest in the technology, we believe the Volt is the right car at the right time.”

The Chevrolet Volt is unlike any other car on the market. It offers a range of 379 miles, while 35 of those miles can be done on the battery alone. This means that the Volt will emit nothing but smiles from the cabin. When the battery runs out, a gas-powered engine kicks in to act as a generator, but it can also power the car at high speeds if needed.

All this emission free driving can be bought for $41,000, but don’t worry, as the government will give you a $7,500 tax credit for buying the General Motors flagship. If buying isn’t an option, one can lease the Volt for $2,500 down and $350 per month.

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