Canada Paves Green Path for Chevy Volt

May 6, 2011 / 1 Comment

Finally, Canada joins the green race! Chevrolet Volt electric car will now be available in seven major markets across Canada, including Vancouver. This marks the end of the long wait for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car in the nation.

volt Canada Paves Green Path for Chevy Volt

EV Volt with its progressive styling, spirited driving dynamics, revolutionary propulsion system, safety, premium amenities, and user-friendly technologies is sure to attract many while the its role in greenhouse gas reductions will contribute in the green front.

The car was renamed as 2011 World Green Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show. Quite often the Chevrolet Volt is wrongly described as a hybrid though it is actually an all-electrically driven vehicle.

It has a range of about 580 km and with a 1.4-litre gasoline-powered engine; the range can be extended up to an additional 500 km. It could be easily realized by operating the vehicle’s electric drive system until the car can be plugged in and recharged. The lithium-ion battery pack and electric drive unit offer a pure electric range of between 40 and 80 km.

With Chevy Volt making its entry into Canada, the nation will be witnessing a dramatic green spread in automobile sector ever than before. However, the $41,545 price tag makes many green enthusiasts to raise their eyebrow.

(Via The Province)

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  • SSR0601 / May 8, 2011 at 4:27 am

    EVs : The Future of Car !

    It’s Official: DBM Energy’s Electric Car Battery Is Real !

    New independent test confirms 454.82 km driving range on one charge!
    It weighs just 770 pounds,
    For comparison, the Tesla Roadster’s pack, which claims 245 miles of range, weighs 990 pounds.
    The car’s creators even claimed a 6 minute recharge time.

    It passed extensive independent safety tests, demonstrated endurance of 5000 charging cycles, this battery will last 27 years.
    Lithium cells of Kolibri Lithium battery have undergone a very rigorous tests according to the video from the website of German Ministry For The Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

    Mr. Hoffmann also cites estimates that the mass-production cost of a 98.8 kWh version of the pack would range from 800 to 1,000 euros, or from about $1,100 to $1,400, which is thousands below current costs.

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