GM to launch Volt in 4 more states

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July 1, 2010—New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Texas join Michigan, California and Washington, D.C. on the list of launch markets for the new electric Chevrolet Volt, according to a General Motors (GM) press release_notes.

Production on the vehicles will start late this year with the first cars hitting the selected states in early 2011. Pricing has not been announced. The Volt is the only electric car that can be driven under all weather and driving conditions, according to the release. The car can be driven solely on electricity for about 340 miles, has a portable 120-volt charge cord and if the battery runs low, an engine-generator will automatically take over using gasoline.

"We can add markets as diverse as Texas and New York because the Chevrolet Volt can handle both urban commuting and longer trips, in Austin summers and Manhattan winters," said Ed Whitacre, chairman and CEO for GM.

For more information about the Chevrolet Volt, go to chevrolet.com.

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