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GM plans another Tour de Volt

September 29th, 2010

Chevy will showcase the Volt's driving range.

From Green Right Now Reports

A caravan of Chevrolet Volts will embark on a 3,400-mile, cross-country drive to showcase the electric car’s extended-range capability. The cars will make 12 stops beginning in Seattle and reaching New York City before finishing back in Chicago.

The tour, dubbed “Volt Unplugged,” will serve as meet-ups with enthusiasts and will give consumers an opportunity to test-drive the Volt, meet the people behind the development of the vehicles – inckuding Chevrolet’s engineers, designers and others – and participate in activities at each stop.

This will be the second big tour for the Volt, which will start production at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck facility this fall and will be sold in limited quantities by year end in California, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan and Washington D.C. The Volt will go on sale nationwide about 12-18 months after start of production.

Stops on the upcoming Volt Unplugged tour include:

  • Oct. 9 and 10 – Seattle
  • Oct. 13 and 14 – San Francisco
  • Oct. 16 – 18 – Los Angeles
  • Oct. 20 – San Diego
  • Oct. 22 and 23 – San Antonio
  • Oct. 24 and 25 – Houston
  • Oct. 28 and 29 – Miami
  • Oct. 30 – Orlando
  • Oct. 29 and 30 – Washington, D.C.
  • Nov. 1 – Raleigh, N.C.
  • Nov. 5 – 7 – New York City
  • Nov. 18 – 20 – Chicago

GM officials said fans can follow the Volt’s journey and register for test-drive opportunities on the “Unplugged” tab located at ChevroletVoltAge.com, the Volt’s official social network or on the Chevrolet Volt Facebook page. Participants in the tour will share updates using the Volt’s many online platforms including the @ChevyVolt Twitter account, the Chevrolet Posterous page and the Chevrolet Volt Foursquare account.

The Volt’ will sell for $41,000 ($33,500 net of the full federal tax credit, which ranges from $0-$7,500) including a destination freight charge of $720. GM said it expects to offer qualified lessees a price as low as $350/month with $2,500 down at lease signing. Lease terms will be 36 months with 12,000 miles per year.


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