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More Than 600 Dealers Want to Sell Chevy Volt

By Pure Green Cars on 07/24/2010 – 1:35 am PDTLeave a Comment

More than 600 Chevrolet dealers in launch markets have applied to sell Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended-range capability when it goes on sale in December.

Chevrolet dealers in California, Michigan, the Washington, D.C. area, Texas, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were invited to join the Chevy Volt program earlier this month.

The dealers are required to take part in an extensive training program focused on the sales and service elements of the vehicle.  Participating dealers also are required to have a Chevrolet Volt on their lot for potential customers to test drive.

“About 90 percent of our Chevrolet dealers in launch markets to date have requested to become participating Volt dealers,” said Tony DiSalle, Chevrolet Volt product marketing director.   “The response exceeded expectations given the extensive training requirements. There’s obviously a lot of enthusiasm for the Volt’s arrival later this year.”

 “As soon as we got the final word, we signed on,” said Steve Waersch, general manager of Pohanka Chevrolet in Chantilly, Va., near the nation’s capital. “Our waiting list compiled over the last year and a half to two years has no less than 50 names on it. In the last month and a half, we’ve been getting four or five inquiries a week.”

A 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack powers the Chevy Volt through a front-mounted electric motor for up to 40 miles of electric range

The Volt also carries a 1.4-liter gasoline engine that switches on after the battery pack is depleted, to drive a generator that powers the electric motor, providing more than 300 additional miles of range.


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