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    General Motors introduced the Chevrolet Volt as a 2011 model on November 30, 2010. The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, produced by General Motors and assembled at the Hamtramck assembly plant in Detroit. The Chevy Volt is provided with an original Opel gasoline engine imported from the engine plant in Aspern, Austria. The engine was revised and got a lot of modified parts. The first car built for retail sale is now on display at the GM's Heritage Center museum in Michigan. The second vehicle was sold to Rick Hendrick at a public auction for $225,000, while an opening bid was $50,000. Sales began in December. The first retail Chevy Volt was delivered to an owner in Denville, New Jersey on December 2010. The cars first became available in Washington D.C., the New York City metropolitan region, Austin (TX), and California.

    The Volt is equipped with 16 kWh (10.4 kWh usable) lithium ion battery. The Volt battery and all the Chevy Volt parts have gone through numerous environment-specific tests. It is provided with a 100,000 mile/8-year warranty. In order to recharge the battery, the car is to be plugged into a 120-240V AC residential electrical outlet. No external charging station is required. When the car's battery is depleted, the 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine powers a 55kW (74 hp) generator to extend the range. The generator transmits the electric power to the electric motor and driving wheels, the power excess goes to the batteries, depending on the batteries charge state. The electronic control unit controls the power distribution. According to EPA, the Volt total range on electricity and gasoline mode is 379 miles (610 km), while an all-electric range is 35 miles (56 km). The Volt's city/highway combined mode has the overall fuel economy rating of 60mpg (37 mpg in gasoline-only mode) and 93 mpg in all-electric mode. It means that the Volt has a premium fuel economy and makes a good challenge for the Toyota Prius, which is the most fuel efficient vehicle sold in the United States.

    The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a hybrid, powered by electricity, being dependent on electrical outlets. It runs on electricity from the battery and on electricity produced by on-board gas-generator. Chevrolet Volt regenerative braking system converts car's kinetic energy into electricity, which makes the Volt even more efficient. In moderate conditions, depending on battery age and air temperature, the Chevrolet Volt can run 25 to 50 miles on electricity from the battery, that is gas and emissions free. Then its gas-powered generator automatically switches on to provide the power for another 300 miles or so. In view of the above, the Chevrolet Volt can run hundreds of miles until it'll be necessary to plug it in to recharge the battery or refuel the engine. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt stands a prestigious position in auto industry not only because it's able to operate using two sources of power (battery and gas generator electricity) but also because it's more efficient than any other vehicle in its class.

    Chevrolet Volt has already got the following recognition and awards: In 2009 (at Washington Auto Show) it was awarded with Green Car Vision Award by the Green Car Journal. At the International Automobile Festival, the Chevrolet Volt received the 2009 Environmental Grand Prize. In 2011 Chevrolet Volt became the Motor Trend Car of the Year. The Chevrolet Volt was the first vehicle powered by electricity to win the Green Car of the Year award in 2010, rewarded by Green Car Journal at Los Angeles Auto Show. The Chevrolet Volt was recognized as 2011 Automobile of the Year by Automobile Magazine.

    Chevrolet Volt is a compromise between a compact design and high power, an electric vehicle and a gasoline vehicle. It is a privilege to drive a car that brings you into near future. Presently CARiD.com proposes top-quality Chevrolet Volt Accessories and Parts at the best prices and offering the widest choice of head lights, tail lights, body kits, steering wheels, wheels, grills, spoilers, air filters, floor mats, and so on. All of our Chevrolet Volt accessories and parts are provided by the famous manufactures that ensure the precise fit and top quality. Find all the accessories you need for your vehicle at CARiD.com.

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    US Government Goes Green With Chevy Volt
    US Government Goes Green With Chevy Volt

    Under the electric vehicle pilot program announced by Energy Secretary Steven Chu on May 25, the US Government plans to purchase 101 Chevy Volts for use in the federal fleet. On the whole, there are 116 electric vehicles to be bought by 2012, namely 5 Think City EVs, 10 Nissan Leafs, and 101 Volts. All of them are to be distributed among 20 agencies, including the Treasury Department, the Energy Department, and the Navy, in five cities of the country: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Washington, DC. Next year, it is also planned to install about 100 charging stations in government buildings. And it is not clear yet whether the stations will be open for the public use.

    In 2010, the General Service Administration doubled the federal electric vehicle fleet. And in order not to increase the total quantity of the vehicles, old cars have been replaced with hybrids. This increased average mpg from 19.1 for the 2010 fleet to 23.4 for the 2011 fleet. The GSA claims that after the acquisition of the mentioned 116 EVs, there will be an overall fuel efficiency improvement of 21%. The new cars are supposed to save approximately 29,000 gallons of gasoline per year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 253 tons and saving taxpayers about $116,000.

    Chevy Volt Named 2011 North American Car of the Year
    Chevy Volt Named 2011 North American Car of the Year

    For the Chevy Volt the new year kicked off with another accolade in the cap. The GM’s 2011 plug-in hybrid model won top honors as the Car of the Year 2011 at the Detroit Auto Show opening ceremony.

    The choice of the jury, which consisted of 49 journalists from the United States and Canada, didn’t surprise anyone - the demand for the GM’s EV across the country continues to be huge. The Volt was also named the Green Car of the Year and the Detroit Free Press’ Car of the Year.

    In the point-system voting, the Volt received 233 points, while its closest rival Nissan Leaf grabbed 94 points. In choosing a winner, the jury considered such factors as innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value.

    Vice Chairman Tom Stephens said the Volt "represents the soul" of the new GM and it is"meant to be a high-volume vehicle" as the industry is shifting to a new, low-gasoline paradigm. The Volts are being assembled in Detroit. GM is planning to sell 10,000 of them in 2011 and between 35,000 and 45,000 in 2012.