The Daily Energy Report interviewed Curtis Pascarella, President of Phillips Chevrolet on their Volt Solar Charging Station. Click here for full transcript of the interview.
Phillips Chevrolet will be displaying the Chevy Volt at the 2012 Chicago Flower & Garden Show on March 10 – 18, 2012. As part of the “Go Green program”, Phillips Chevrolet is also building an 8 stall Volt Solar Charging station which will be available for all Chevy Volt owners to charge their vehicle for FREE. Phillips Chevrolet will be participating in future programs that support this great cause.
Chevy Volt wins European car of the Year award.
The Chevrolet Volt has won the prestigious top prize as European car of the Year.
The Volt shared the prize with its European U.S. cousin the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, based on the Volt with both models sharing the same unique powertrain, which consists of an electric motor powered by a battery that can either be charged from an outlet or from an on-board generator which is powered by gasoline.
It makes the second year in a row that a battery-powered model has won the award.
The Ampera and the Volt won out of a field of seven models, outstripping the Volkswagen which came in second place by a considerable margin, with 330 points to 281.
General Motors Co. Will take orders next month for its new 2013 bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado
and GMC Sierra 2500 heavy-duty pickups that can run on both gasoline and compacted natural gas.
They will complement compacted natural gas Chevrolet Express and GMC offers to viable clients, and give GM’s fleet clients another option.
Mattman said fleet customers with CNG vehicles are saving between $6,000 and $10,500 in fuel costs in three years.
The bi-fuel trucks will seamlessly transition between compressed natural gas and gasoline fuel systems and combined offer drivers a range of more than 650 miles.
The trucks, built with a 6-liter V8 engine to run on compressed natural gas, are powered by the natural gas until supply is depleted. Drivers can switch to gasoline at any time by activating a dashboard switch.
Chevrolet Spark EV all electric vehicle
Chevrolet recently announced it will produce an all- electric version of the Chevrolet spark mini-car the spark EV. It will be sold in limited quantities in select U.S.and global markets starting in 2013, including California. The spark EV offers customers living in urban areas who have predictable driving patterns or short commutes an all-electric option. Feedback from participants in Chevrolets electric vehicle demonstration fleets in shanghai (Sail EV),Korea (Cruze EV) and India (Beat EV) are being incorporated into the spark EV.
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