Chevy Volt Buyers Eligible for a Free 240-Volt Charge Station

The Volt is just about here and Earth is anxiously waiting for its eco-friendly arrival. Why not help out the environment while experiencing one of the most high-tech rides of all-time.  And at the same time, you can save some green in gas $$$ for driving green? It all seems like a win-win to me. You know what else, though? The fact that if you buy the Volt you could be going home to a professionally installed 240-volt charge station.

The Volt runs in one of three ways. 1. All electric – up to 40 miles on a single charge. 2. Extended range capability (gas/electric mixed) – designed to drive up to 350 miles without stopping to recharge or refuel. 3. Gasoline – will last another 300 miles. Needless to say, the Volt won’t be seen filling up too frequently thanks to the power of the electricity. But the Volt must be filled with that electricity stuff to obtain optimal results. You can charge it with your standard 120-volt outlet which will take roughly 8 hours to charge. OR you could go the more express way about things and go with the 240 volt charge station and save  yourself, at least, 5 hours (3 hour charge).

With the Volt coming out soon the DOE (Department of Energy) is helping to install roughly 15,000 plug-in vehicle chargers across America to test and get data on this new, industry-changing technology.

 From the press release: “At the time of purchase, Volt buyers will receive a portable 120-volt charge cord, and will have the option of installing a 240-volt charge station available from Chevrolet. Volt buyers that live within the program cities may apply for a free 240-volt home charging station through the Coulomb or ECOtality programs if they are willing to share their charging information. Additional consumer information on eligibility requirements and the application process will be available when the Volt goes on sale later this year.” 

Guess we’ll just have to wait and see if any of us in the Tri-State area are within the “program cities” they plan on giving these stations away to. In either case, look forward to the Volt coming our way VERY soon!

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