GM delivered two Chevrolet Volts to the Shanghai Expo Bureau for use as part of its VIP transportation fleet at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai. It will go on sale in China next year.
The Volt has a total driving range of about 500 kilometers and is powered by electricity. Up to the first 60 kilometers, the Volt uses electricity stored in its lithium-ion battery. When the battery runs low, a gasoline-powered range-extending engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range by another 450 kilometers on a full tank.
So it is an electric car – but not if you are doing a long journey.
Reve reports the Volt comes with a smartphone application system that will allow Volt owners to set the charge time, start their electric vehicle, track mileage, unlock doors and much more from a smartphone or home computer.
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