Connecticut providing up to $3K cash rebate for buyers of BEVs, FCEVs, and PHEVs while funding lasts

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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR). Under this new initiative, a cash rebate of up to $3,000 is now available for Connecticut residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease an eligible electric vehicle (EV). The CHEAPR program will also help Connecticut achieve the goals of the eight-state, bi-coastal Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan designed to put 3.3

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GE EV Solar Carport Project debuts in Connecticut

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The GE EV Solar Carport Project made its debut in Plainville, Connecticut. Our objective with this project is to utilize a mix of installation formats to create a practical on-site lab to illustrate a range of design options when creating a solar system. With greater than a 25-year lifespan, the EV Solar Carport will annually deliver 125 MWh via 100 kW DC power. GE EV Solar Carport in Plainville, CT. Click to enlarge.

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Ford offering 3 years’ complimentary public charging to C-MAX Energi customers in California and Connecticut with EV 1-2-3 Charge

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EV range is 19 miles. Ford Motor Company will offer three years of complimentary charging to California and Maryland customers who purchase or lease a 2016 C-MAX Energi with its pilot EV 1-2-3 Charge program. EV 1-2-3 Charge will provide unlimited, complimentary charging sessions of four hours each at more than 500 NRG EVgo and SemaConnect public stations across the nation. C-MAX Energi is capable of being fully charged in approximately 2.5

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Mustang Mach-E origin, I-Pace gets more range, oil for hybrids: Today’s Car News

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The Jaguar I-Pace gets more range, but not a higher EPA range rating. Connecticut tries to steer away from incentivizing Teslas. The Mustang Mach-E has a very interesting origin story. And do hybrids need special motor oil? This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive priced at $41,450 for US; 85-mile range

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The MY14 B-Class Electric Vehicle will be available beginning in mid-July to dealers in California; Connecticut; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Oregon; Rhode Island; and Vermont. In the interests of optimizing range, the top speed is electronically limited to 100 mph (161 km/h). Range is an estimated 85 miles (137 km). The range of connected services is rounded off by a feature that allows individually timed pre-heating or cooling of the vehicle.

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid coming to market with EPA-estimated 27-mile electric range; starts at $34,600

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is arriving in select dealerships in 10 states this week with an EPA-estimated 27-mile (43.5-kilometer) All-Electric Range (AER). Real-time electric and fuel range. The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is built at the Asan, South Korea plant and will be available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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CT legislature passes highway usage tax on heavy trucks

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The Connecticut General Assembly has passed HB 6688 , a bill that imposes a highway use tax (HUT) on every carrier for operating, or causing to be operated, certain heavy, multi-unit motor vehicles (Class 8-13) on any highway (i.e., The bill establishes per-mile tax rates that increase based on vehicle gross weight, ranging from $0.025 per mile for vehicles weighing 26,000-28,000 lbs to $0.175 cents per mile for vehicles weighing more than 80,000 lbs.

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ICCT report quantifies emissions benefits if 12 states & DC adopt slate of California medium- and heavy-duty vehicle regulations

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The signatories are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

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MBL begins first test of tropical seaweed farming for biofuels production

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Puerto Rico has stable warm temperatures and ample sunlight year-round, as well as a wide range of exposure to prevailing winds and waves.

Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

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States signing the MOU were California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

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Honda targeting 100% BEV & FCEV sales in N America by 2040; new e:Architecture EVs coming in second half of this decade

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Honda last week announced key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles (BEVs and FCEVs) to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040, progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.

Project to award up to $15.5M in rebates for EV chargers in Sacramento County

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Level 2 chargers deliver 15-35 miles of electric driving range per hour of charging and are suited for locations where drivers are parked for a few hours. DC fast chargers can power most EVs and provide over 100 miles of driving range per hour of charging, which is suited for deployment along major travel corridors for on-the-go charging. A rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout California’s Sacramento County is launching with up to $15.5

California, 7 states and DC commit to faster transition to zero-emission trucks and buses; next step is formal agreement

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States joining with California on the effort to accelerate deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Companies with large fleets, including Pepsico and FedEx, are partners in these initiatives, along with a broad range of other technology partners.

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News: 10 Best States To Own an EV

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Connecticut. The ranges of chargers per capita varied from 7.3 Study Ranks Best and Worst Places To Drive Electric. The cost of buying and running an EV varies depending on where you live. That shouldn’t surprise anyone since it parallels what we know about conventional car ownership.

Up to $29M available for public EV chargers in SoCal; SCIP accepting applications

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DC fast chargers can power most EVs and provide over 100 miles of driving range per hour of charging, which is ideal for on-the-go charging. A national nonprofit organization, CSE manages statewide incentive programs for electric vehicles and electrical vehicle charging infrastructure in California, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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Toyota fuel cell hybrid drivers report no problems with single digit East Coast temps

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Connecticut-based Proton Onsite, which operates a fleet of ten Toyota FCHV-adv fuel cell vehicles, says that even in the recent single-digit temperatures, the FCHV-adv has performed without problems. Toyota was quick to note that unlike pure battery electric vehicles which can see reductions in driving range in extreme temperatures, fuel cell vehicles’ performance stands up to freezing temperatures. I continue to get range of about 300 miles despite the cold and blasting the heater.

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Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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Following the launch of the Soul EV ( earlier post ) late last year in California, along with sales beginning in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) is expanding availability of its fully charged urban runabout into four new states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland. The Soul EV will be sold in eight New York dealerships, six New Jersey dealerships, three Maryland dealerships, and two Connecticut dealerships.

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OPIS: US gasoline demand more than “halfway” back from pandemic-induced lows

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We can see a new preference for driving your car instead of public transportation or a short-range flight, and people do want to get out. Connecticut, which is a little further along in opening than other New England states, was off 28%. Gasoline consumption in the United States is now more than halfway back to pre-COVID-19 levels as motorists get back on the road amid at least a partial recovery of the US economy, according to OPIS, an IHS Markit company.

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EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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These incentives are in addition to a federal (nationwide) tax credit, which ranges from $2,500 to $7,500 depending on battery capacity and gross vehicle weight. Nine states have agreed to follow California’s ZEV mandate: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E becomes British Police preference

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Several departments in the United States, including Fremont, California, Westport, Connecticut, and Hastings on Hudson, New York , have all added Tesla vehicles to their fleet. British Police Forces in the United Kingdom are examining the advantages of adding electric cars to their fleets.

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Hexcel makes $10M 2nd round investment in 3D printing company Oxford Performance Materials

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This high performance polymeric material offers a range of benefits that include robust mechanical performance, extreme temperature tolerance, high purity, gamma stability, and extremely high chemical resistance. Hexcel is a global leader in advanced composites technology with headquarters in Connecticut and manufacturing locations worldwide. Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.

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Stanadyne and BYC form alliance to supply integrated diesel common rail fuel systems

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Stanadyne, a fuel injection systems developer based in Windsor, Connecticut, and BYC (ASIMCO Tianwei) a fuel injection systems developer based in Beijing, China, have formed of a strategic alliance to bring diesel common rail (DCR) fuel systems to the global market. The Stanadyne-BYC alliance will offer a comprehensive systems portfolio for a range of diesel engines up to 600 kW (804 hp).

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Honda cuts US lease price for Fit EV to $259/mo

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Further, the network of qualified Fit EV Honda dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut will expand from 36 to more than 200 by the end of June. The 2013 Honda Fit EV has a combined adjusted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, an EPA-rated driving range of 82 miles, and a low energy-consumption rating of 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles.

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Li-ion startup Cadenza Innovation raises $5+M in oversubscribed Series A; ex Boston Power team

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Cadenza Innovation thus offers: Energy Density: tighter packaging of electrochemical units delivers longer range in existing vehicle designs as well as viable peak-shaving for grid and community energy storage in urban areas. For the grid market, the company’s solution enables a smaller footprint to open up more placement options; generates higher return on investment via a wider range of use cases; and is critical for entry into dense urban markets characterized by strict safety codes.

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ANGP gets exclusive license to UTRC technology for conformable natural gas vehicle storage tanks

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The modular natural gas storage units can be assembled to form a wide range of shapes and fit a wide range of undercarriages. UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with additional operations at its affiliate in Berkeley, California. UTC, based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.

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Toyota Research Institute launches $35M effort to use AI to accelerate design & discovery of advanced materials; focus on batteries and fuel cells

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Initial research projects include collaborations with Stanford University; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of Michigan; the University at Buffalo; the University of Connecticut; and the UK-based materials science company Ilika. Toyota recognizes that artificial intelligence is a vital basic technology that can be leveraged across a range of industries, and we are proud to use it to expand the boundaries of materials science.

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FuelCell Energy signs 2 long term service agreements for direct fuel cell power plants purchased by a California utility

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FuelCell Energy offers a portfolio of services for fuel cell power plants ranging from one to 20 years. Technicians and engineers remotely monitor and operate Direct FuelCell power plants globally, 24 x 7 x 365 from the Global Technical Assistance Center, located at the Company's Danbury, Connecticut headquarters. FuelCell Energy, Inc. signed two multi-year service agreements with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to operate and maintain two 1.4

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Two-stage catalytic fast hydropyrolysis of biomass produces biofuel with heating value, aromaticity close to gasoline

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A team at the University of Connecticut Storrs reports on a two-stage catalytic fast hydropyrolysis process (CFHP) that produces a drop-oin biofuel with heating value and aromaticity close to that of gasoline. MJ/kg and 28 wt%, respectively—both within the range of gasoline. a blend of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons—the researchers performed CFHP with anisole, a common bio-oil model compound, at a range of operating conditions.

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DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype

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Development will be executed at LiquidPiston’s dynamometer & engineering test facility in Connecticut. LiquidPiston is in discussions with development partners considering potential applications in range-extended electric vehicles and drones in both the military and commercial sectors. Bringing the efficiency of a large diesel engine to markets typically served by small gasoline engines could nearly double the fuel economy or range of these types of vehicles.

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Air Liquide announces locations of first four of 12 hydrogen fueling stations in northeast US; Blue Hydrogen

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Air Liquide has entered long-term lease agreements for hydrogen stations in the following cities: Hartford, Connecticut. Hydrogen FCEVs can have a range of more than 300 miles (500 km) per fill, depending on the model. Air Liquide announced the locations of four public hydrogen fueling stations planned for the northeastern region of the United States.

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US Hybrid unveils new Class 8 fuel cell port drayage truck for San Pedro Ports

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It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 80,000 pounds, an estimated driving range of 200 miles under normal drayage operation, and can be fully refueled in less than nine minutes. US Hybrid plans to expand its Connecticut production facility via a partnership with China-based Jiangsu Dewei Advanced Materials.

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BMW Announces Markets for US ActiveE Field Trial

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Markets which will participate in the BMW ActiveE ( earlier post ) US field trial when it begins in summer 2011 include the New York metro market; the Greater Los Angeles Are; San Diego; the Greater San Francisco and Sacramento areas; select markets in Connecticut; and Boston. The storage system developed for the BMW Concept ActiveE enables a real-world range of about 100 miles (161 km) on a single charge, depending on conditions, according to BMW.

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EV Charging Basics for Property Developers

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EV Charging Basics for Property Developers EV Charger Types The different EV charger types determine how long it takes to completely charge an EV and the average range it gives the vehicle per hour of charging based on the voltage input.

DOE announces more than $65M in public and private funding to commercialize promising energy technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $30 million in federal funding, matched by more than $35 million in private sector funds, for 68 projects that will accelerate the commercialization of promising energy technologies—ranging from clean energy and advanced manufacturing, to building efficiency and next-generation materials. NEL Hydrogen (Wallingford, Connecticut). Terrestrial Energy-Efficient Long-Range Network (TERN) for Remote Monitoring, $125,000.

Nissan LEAF arrives in new markets

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The availability of the Nissan LEAF electric car in the US has now been expanded – after the vehicle became open for orders across a range of new states. Orders for the 2012 Nissan LEAF are now available in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York with deliveries to take place by [.].

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., In addition to the standard pre-delivery road test, a Volt-trained technician at the dealership will conduct a road test of approximately 25 miles, engaging both EV mode and extended range mode at varying speeds and over a variety of road surfaces.

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Prius Plug-In eligibile for a $1,500 California consumer incentive plus $2,500 Federal tax credit

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With its Lithium-ion power and extended electric vehicle mode, the Prius Plug-in is EPA-rated for a total driving range of 540 miles. At launch, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be available in the following 14 states: California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.

Chevrolet Volt service programs launched

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With deliveries planned to dealerships in California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Washington, DC, Chevrolet has started an in-field quality assessment program on the Volt that will run until the end of June. The range extended vehicle will be shipped to dealerships with 40 per cent HV battery state-of-charge and two gallons [.].

DOE awarding up to $7M to 8 universities for co-optimization of fuels and engines: Co-Optima

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The University of Michigan will develop an engine combustion model using software that is capable of simulating a range of different parameters that could occur in a combustion chamber, such as combustion duration, flame speed, and pressure development. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $7 million to projects at eight universities to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines.

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DOE to award $10.2M to 16 solid oxide fuel cell projects

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The prototype SOFC power system will incorporate current technologies and operate under a range of environmental conditions for at least 5,000 hours to assess progress of system durability, performance, and operating cost. The University of Connecticut. The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected 16 projects to receive $10.2 million in funding to advance solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.

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ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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These typically range from $1,000 to $3,000 per battery electric vehicle in most states, and they are typically about half as much for plug-in hybrid vehicles due to their lesser all-electric driving capability. There are substantial purchase incentives in California, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Washington.

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FuelCell Energy receives $2.8M continuation of DOE award for tri-generation Direct FuelCell power plant

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FuelCell Energy will install a sub-megawatt carbonate fuel cell power plant at its manufacturing facility in Torrington, Connecticut, to generate hydrogen, electricity and heat, replacing hydrogen that is currently purchased and delivered to the facility via truck, and replacing electricity purchased from the electric grid. FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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Chevrolet Canada begins taking orders for the Volt starting at C$41,545; Volts a showroom draw in US

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In the US, GM has found that Chevrolet Volt demonstration units are a popular showroom draw for dealers as they let consumers look, touch and drive the electric car with extended-range capabilities. Chevrolet dealerships in the initial launch markets of California, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC have taken delivery of more than 550 dedicated Volt demonstration vehicles for customer test drives.

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