Chevy Volt

July 27, 2010 by staff 

Chevy VoltChevy Volt, [Los Angeles Times] The Chevrolet Volt, the first mass market electric vehicles from General Motors Co., will have a sticker price starting from 41,000 and when it reaches showrooms later this year.

However, government tax credits and deductions that can accelerate the entry of electric vehicles in the market will make the price more attractive. There is a federal tax credit for 7500 and for electric vehicles. That reduces the price of 33 500 volts. An earlier report factored in an additional provision of 5000 and for Californians, that would have brought the price to 28 500 and, although GM said the Volt will not be included in the state program of special discount.

The sticker price of the hybrid Toyota Prius, the favorite of the greedy and ecological drivers of gasoline ranges between 22 150 and 28 820 and, depending on the level of finish and equipment.

Chevrolet also plans to offer a rental program on the Volt with a monthly payment as low and 350 for 36 months and 2,500 more at the time of signing the lease. And in an attempt to reassure potential buyers that they will not have to make an expensive battery replacement early in the life of the vehicle, GM is helping to secure the battery in the Volt for eight years or 100,000 mi.

The Volt will initially be sold in California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and Washington, DC, area, regions where there is a growing power charging infrastructure for electric vehicles or where local governments and state provided extra incentives for buying electric vehicles.

Regions where the Volt will be sold also have different climates and driving conditions that will demonstrate the capabilities of the sedan, “said John Hughes, director of marketing of volts.

The car comes with a kit that will allow drivers to connect the vehicle to a standard electrical outlet, but it will take about 10 hours to fully charge. Homeowners who upgrade a 240 volt circuit could charge the Volt within four hours, Hughes said.

But unlike Nissan sheet, an electric vehicle and the car will probably be the main rival of the Volt next year, Californians do not have the possibility of obtaining thousands of dollars over sticker price through a special discount scheme operated by the California Air Resources Board. Chevrolet Volt did not put through the test as it would have delayed the launch of the car and added expense.

The all-electric hatchback Nissan leaf and start at 32 780 when it goes on sale in December. Also qualify for federal tax credit and be eligible for a bonus of 5000 and pending emissions testing, said Johanna Levine, air pollution specialist with the Air Resources Board in Sacramento. Nissan says the car is eligible for reimbursement. Together, government subsidies will lower the base price for the standard leaf and 20 280 in California. Nissan also has a lease agreement – and 349 a month in a lease for 36 months with a down payment and 1,999 customers.

Company Holdings Inc., owns the Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rental companies plan to buy 500 of the back windows of the sheet to its rental fleet in January.

“As a company that owns and operates the world’s largest fleet of passenger vehicles, we have a vested interest and a history of working with manufacturers to integrate alternative propulsion vehicles in our fleet,” said Lee Broughton, director of the sustainability of Company Shares Tuesday.

Although both are electric, vehicles use two different systems. Leaf is a pure electric vehicle with a range from 70-120 miles, depending on riding conditions, with zero emissions. It is powered by a 24 kilowatt-hour, rolled package of lithium ion batteries that will allow the road to reach a maximum speed of 90 mph.

Nissan estimates of the road five years and operating costs will be compared to 1,800 and 6,000 for a gasoline car.

The Volt is powered by a 120-kilowatt electric motor that draws power from a lithium-ion battery of 16 kilowatt-hour. That gives a range of all-electric sedan about 40 miles, gas and emissions free. But the Volt has a gasoline engine 1.4-liter four-cylinder. When the car runs out of electricity, the gasoline engine turns on and functions as a generator supplying electricity to the motor. The car can reach 60 mph in less than nine seconds and reaches a top speed of 100 mph.

This design extends the range of the Volt at about 300 miles, according to GM, but it also means that the car is burning gasoline. GM expects many buyers can make your daily commute or errand running within 40 miles, or be able to recharge at work and that many only rarely use gasoline power generator.

Hughes said the Volt’s range reflects the concern of consumers about electric vehicles – in the – and it is a commercial advantage on the road.

The Volt “offers the ability to conduct electricity, but only you also have confidence range. You’ll never worry about the battery in traffic or in a very hot day. You do not have to turn the air conditioning preserve the electricity, “he said.

Although the Volt is more expensive than the road, both in its price tag and for payment of rent, many driver

There is a market for two cars, said James Bell, ananlyst at Kelley Blue Book, the car pricing information for the company.

“We’re right at the beginning of the learning curve for the sale of electric vehicles and how people will use to decide between the different propulsion options,” he said.

Volt is likely that the buyers are people with mid-range switches that have to take more time and casual units not hesitate to take off for Las Vegas or a trip to the mountains. He said that these people want the extended range provided by the gas engine as an insurance policy. ” Leaf buyers have similar commutes, but probably will have a second vehicle used for longer trips.

For lovers of electric vehicles to go for first level, the Tesla Roadster, a sports car is already on the market. 109 000 Telsa and calls for the two-seat speedster, before credits and tax credits.

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