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Let’s hear it for Chevy Volts Felix Kramer! Discover the electrifying world of green transportation with the Chevrolet Volt! In this article, we delve into the success story of Chevy Volts that Felix Kramer got. For he is a passionate advocate for electric vehicles and the founder of Kramer’s efforts have not only led to the widespread adoption of the Chevy Volt but have also paved the way for a greener future. We explore the impact of his work, highlighting the benefits of driving electric and the positive implications for the environment. From reducing greenhouse gas emissions to saving money on fuel costs. Because Felix Kramer knows the Chevy Volt offers a compelling solution.  That’s especially for eco-conscious individuals. Join us as we uncover the journey of Kramer and the three more Chevy Volts hitting the road.

Chevy Volts Felix Kramer

Especially and discover the various ways in which these electric vehicles are transforming the automotive industry. I love it at one green mile at a time.

Ron Freund and I both are feeling this amazing moment — and comparing notes.  For we agree it feels unreal that we are actually driving real production plug-in vehicles. Ron feels it’s the most advanced vehicle he’s ever seen. Even without signs on the cars.  That’s because people notice them and are giving us thumbs up on the highways (as happened when there were only a handful of hybrids on the road).  His son was trailed by a highway patrolman who wanted to talk about the car. Andy Frank says it’s “exactly as I had anticipated it would operate. It’s like driving my dream.”

See below for links to media and photos of our celebration.  Also the amazing uptake on our Victory essay.  Finally and some new good news from GM. Enjoy your holidays!

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Chevy Volts Felix

Local Report about Chevy Volts Felix Kramer got for people

A local report about our fun event (with such short
notice, we didn’t get any national media). However, ace cinematographer Chris Baldwin will be putting together some video.

A few photos including one with Dave Barthmuss of GM

Felix’s long piece about it putting plug-in cars in the context of the large challenges we face.

It ran at and garnered thousands of page views and over 140 comments in a day, including:

At Plug In America’s blog, Sherry Boschert, author of “Plug-In Hybrids: the Cars That Will Recharge America,”, ended a posting,

The point is that Prof. Frank, Kramer, and Gremban helped propel a huge change in the auto industry.  I mean that will benefit our national security.  Also the environment and consumer pocketbooks. Our work isn’t finished — Plug In America and CalCars and our other allies have got a lot of educating of the public left to do.  So working for plug-in friendly policies, and more. But as these three pioneers take the keys to their new Volts.  Because it’s a moment to celebrate.

Finally, great news from GM’s CEO Dan Akerson: GM Planning to Triple or Quadruple Electric Car Volumes by 2015, LG Chem Says Batteries Not a Constraint”

Chevy Volt plug-in electric first fully production EV 

The Chevy Volt is the first fully electric production car designed and produced by General Motors Company since the EV1 retired in 1999.
The Chevy Volt is the second plug-in car ever launched by General Motors, following the equally (if not more) controversial introduction of the EV1, also known as the “Bowtie”. The Holden Volt, launched in Australia in late 2011 and available in other global markets starting late 2012. It is the first plug-in car designed and produced by a local manufacturer, with Holden Motorsport managing the production, quality, and delivery of the car. The Volt and Volt coupé are the third and fourth plug-in cars ever launched by GM, with the Chevrolet Spark EV being the fifth.

The Volt will be the second offering of the new generation of General Motors plug-in hybrids. Then with the Chevrolet Spark EV.  For it should be available in some global markets since mid-2011.

The new Volt features a 8.0 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. One which may be charged from either a 240 V household outlet or a 150 V outlet at fast-charging stations. For it will have a 20 mile all-electric range and a 93 mile per gallon all-electric range. That’s when running on its lithium-ion battery.

For the Volt will have a top speed of up to 88 mph and a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 8.5 seconds. It is be available in only one trim level, LS.  It is initially being sold only in the U.S.  However, it may be introduced in other markets later.


In addition, the Volt is offered in sedan form only. It will also be available only with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, only to fleet customers.

The Volt will have a base price of US$39,750 after a $7,500 federal tax credit. In addition don’t forget that $800 delivery fee.

Production started the new Volt is scheduled to start in late 2012. Felix got the first deliveries beginning in the U.S. during the second half of the year. Then it’ll be continuing on to other global markets.

Finally, the Volt will be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant. All which is the only plant that builds only Chevrolet passenger cars. Because it will be the only plant to assemble a hybrid vehicle from start production.

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