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GM launches Volt field quality assessment and service programs

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Concurrent with upcoming deliveries of the Chevrolet Volt to dealerships in California, Connecticut (Tri-State Metro Area), Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C., Volts will be shipped to Chevrolet dealerships with 40% HV battery state-of-charge and two gallons of fuel. Exceptions will be made for Volts that have been selected for extended testing at the factory.

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Chevrolet to Produce 10,000 Volts in 2011 and 30,000 in 2012; 50-State Availability 12-18 Months After Launch

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Chevrolet plans to produce 10,000 Volt extended range electric vehicles by the end of the 2011 calendar year, and an additional 30,000 Volts during the 2012 calendar year, according to Volt Marketing Director Tony DiSalle, who made the announcements during a live video webcast 1 July. Volts are expected to arrive at dealerships in Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut, as well as the balance of Texas and New York in the first quarter of 2011.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure and a back-up generator to maintain bus service in a disaster situation. Transitioning the fleet to all electric will eliminate emissions from diesel buses and emissions from shipping diesel fuel by barge 900 miles from Seattle. Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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GM will introduce the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $41,000; after applying the Federal income tax credit of $7,500, the price drops to $33,500. More than 600 Chevrolet dealers in the seven launch markets—California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and Washington DC— will begin taking orders. The Volt has a total driving range of about 340 miles (547 km) and is powered by electricity at all times.

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FTA Report on Worldwide H2 Bus Demonstrations Finds Better Than Expected Performance and Strong Customer Acceptance; Challenges Remain

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Key challenges to commercialization revealed by the demonstrations were: Vehicle Range. The most significant challenge was range. Diesel buses typically operate for 18 to 20 hours per day, over a range of about 186-217 miles (300-350 km), using one tank of fuel. At many demonstration sites, fuel cell buses required refueling after about 200 km (93-124 miles). Operating range of HICE buses is also limited, requiring buses to be refueled mid-day.

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