The Chevrolet Volt, the industry’s first extended-range electric vehicle, is now available for ordering at dealerships in select launch markets around the country. The net starting price for customers: Just $33,500.
According to a Longview Chevrolet Dealer, that reflects an MSRP of $41,000, which will effectively be reduced by $7,500 in federal tax credits, with potential local and state incentives helping to further lower that cost. For customers who prefer to lease, dealers are offering attractive rates as low as $350 per month for 24 months, with $2,500 due at lease signing. (Again, this represents the net cost to consumers after the federal tax credits are applied.)
That kind of value is further heightened with both impressive levels of content and extensive warranty coverage. This includes five years of standard OnStar Directions and Connections service and all of the following confidence builders:
- a fully transferable, 8-year/100,000-mile warranty for the Volt’s battery pack
- 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage
- a 5-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance and courtesy vehicle package
- a 5-year/100,000-mile limited warranty on the Volt’s gas engine
- 6-year/100,000-mile corrosion-protection coverage
And of course, drivers also get the benefit of a car that can go up to 40 miles on emissions-free electrical power alone, then a further 300 miles by leveraging a small gasoline-powered engine that acts as an on-board generator. With the ability to fully charge its batteries overnight using a standard 120-volt power supply, or in just a few hours when using a 240-volt charging station, the Volt is poised to revolutionize the industry as the “no sacrifices” entry in the electric vehicle segment.
“The Chevrolet Volt will be the best vehicle in its class…because it’s in a class by itself,” said Joel Ewanick, vice president of U.S. Marketing for General Motors. “No other automaker offers an electrically driven vehicle that can be your everyday driver, to take you wherever, whenever. The Volt will be packed with premium content and innovation, standard.”
Chevrolet will begin selling the Volt in limited numbers later this year in California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., with plans to expand production in 2011. To find a local Chevrolet Volt dealer in these initial launch markets, be sure to log onto www.getmyvolt.com today.
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