GM’s Chevy Volt Heads To Market

Nissan had its moment in the sun this past weekend, delivering an all-electric Leaf to the first of many waiting customers. Now it is GM’s turn, as the iconic American auto manufacturer, once considered by many to be relegated to the dust bin of history, has announced the beginning of Volt shipments to dealerships across the country.

GM said the initial Volts left the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant today for customers in California, Texas, Washington D.C. and New York. It is expected they will receive what is called “the world’s first-and-only electric vehicle with extended-range capability” in the next few days. These are said to be the first of an expected 160 vehicles to be shipped this week.

Chevy Volt

image via GM

“Today is a historic milestone for Chevrolet,” said Tony DiSalle, Volt marketing director, in a statement. “We have redefined automotive transportation with the Volt, and soon the first customers will be able to experience gas-free commuting with the freedom to take an extended trip whenever or wherever they want.”

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