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Chevrolet Volt Named 2011 Green Car of the Year

First Electric Vehicle to Win Top Prize in Award’s Seventh Year
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended-range capability today was named Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year®. The Volt is the first electric vehicle to win the award.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and editor of  “The electric vehicles that were test marketed in the 1990s tantalized us, but were without a solid business case.  What a difference a decade makes.” 
The Volt runs purely on electricity for 25 to 50 miles on a single charge before a 1.4-liter gasoline engine/generator seamlessly engages to create electricity to drive the wheels for …

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Chevrolet Volt: Engineered for Everyday Life

Without a doubt, the engineering of the Chevrolet Volt’s electric drive unit is very sophisticated, leading to some discussion about how it operates.  However, this technology provides easy-to-understand benefits that drivers of the Chevrolet Volt will enjoy every day.
The Volt is a better, practical electric vehicle with extended range.  After the battery is fully charged, the Chevrolet Volt will operate as a pure electric vehicle, and will not consume a drop of gas, for between 25 and 50 miles of operation. That electric power will propel the Volt during its all-electric range in any driving situation, whether it’s commuting to work, driving around town to run errands, or traveling down the highway at higher speeds.  …

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Development Simulator Speeds Validation of Future Infotainment Solutions

- Safety drives General Motors’s technology development
- Chevrolet Volt first to use leading-edge simulator
WARREN, Mich. — As the path between consumer electronics and vehicle connectivity converge, Chevrolet, Buick GMC and Cadillac are focused on making the drive safe, yet pleasurable, while offering access to a variety of smart in-vehicle infotainment technologies.  
Drivers and passengers want to be informed and entertained, and General Motors plans to leverage various technologies to provide cutting-edge solutions to safely meet consumer needs.  GM will be a leader in providing safe, smart and easy-to-use features that will transform the way people interact with their vehicles. 
“Within the next nine to 18 months, GM will aggressively introduce a wide variety of in-vehicle infotainment solutions …

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