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News   September 2, 2011   by Auto Service World

Chevrolet Volts Begin Shipping to Canadian Dealerships

Canadians are now taking delivery of their Chevy Volt cars.
The award-winning Chevrolet Volt began shipping to Canadian dealerships, destined for retail customers in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Oshawa, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal and Quebec City.
“Today is an historic milestone for Chevrolet in Canada,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director for General Motors of Canada September 1. “The Chevrolet Volt deploys transformative vehicle technologies that are redefining automotive transportation. Very soon, enthusiastic Volt customers will be able to eliminate gasoline from their daily commutes while having the flexibility to go further, something no other electrified vehicle can provide.”
The Chevrolet Volt is an electric vehicle with extended range. Powered by GM’s revolutionary Voltec propulsion system, it consists of a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and electric drive unit that provide battery electric range between 40 and 80 km, depending on terrain, driving techniques and temperature.
After the battery is depleted, an engine-generator seamlessly extends Volt’s range an additional 500 km by generating electricity to operate the vehicle’s electric drive system. This distinguishes the Volt from battery electric vehicles, which cannot be operated when recharging is not immediately available, such as during a power interruption or on a long-distance trip, and has been recognized with a number of major awards since launching in the U.S. last December, including:
2012 World Green Car of the Year
Car of the Year for Guide de l’Auto 2012
North American Car of the Year
Motor Trend 2011 Car of the Year
Green Car Journal’s 2011 Green Car of the Year
AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2011 Automobile of the Year
Car and Driver 10Best
Popular Mechanics 2010 Breakthrough Technology
Ward’s 10 Best Engines, recognition for Volt’s advanced powertrain system
Customers in select Canadian markets have been able to place orders for the Chevrolet Volt since May 2, 2011. Within twelve months, Volt will be available nation-wide

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