Since last May, rumors have circulated that the Chevy Volt will start rolling out in California before other locations and that rumor was just made official at the LA Auto Show. The Volt will become available to Californians late next year.
The launch project will act as a demonstration of market readiness for the Volt and other electric vehicles. Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison and Sacramento Municipal Utility District are all partnering with Chevy on the launch. The auto company is supplying 100 Volts to the utility fleets to use for two years. The cars will be equipped with OnStar technology that will collect performance information to be delivered to the DOE for analysis.
The project will also see the installation of 500 charging stations throughout the state in residential, business and public areas.
Other initial markets will be announced later, all of which will have regional utility partners.
via Press Release
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