Looking for a little excitement in your life? If you love cars, I guarantee you'll be excited by the new Chevrolet Volt that's coming to town next month. Set to launch in November 2010, the Volt is a hybrid electric car that can run without gas for most trips.
Unlike other hybrids, the Volt uses electricity for power from a battery pack. You simply plug the car into an electrical outlet, leave it overnight and you're ready to go the next morning.
When fully charged and under normal driving conditions, the Volt can travel up to 40 miles (64 km) using electrical energy. This distance is said to be longer than the daily commute of most Americans.
For longer trips, the Volt relies on a small combustion engine that uses gasoline to create electricity for an additional 310 miles (499 km). Aside from being a cleaner source of power, electricity is affordable and people can travel gas-free and tailpipe emission-free in the Volt. At a cost of about $1.50 of electricity a day, you can go where you want without harming the environment. The Volt's lithium-ion battery cells are also better than the nickel metal hydride cells found in most hybrids. To top it off, the battery pack is backed by a 100,000 mile or 8-year warranty.
The Volt will be introduced initially in California, Washington D.C., Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Austin. Nationwide availability is scheduled in a year to 18 months after its launch. The Volt comes with a $41,000 price tag minus factory incentives, tax deductions or other subsidies. In some locations, it is eligible for a $7,500 U.S. federal tax credit.
So if you're ready for a change decide to check out the Chevy Volt, let us know how it is!