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Holden Volt named car of the year

“The most sophisticated, most important vehicle on the road today”

Why has the Holden Volt wowed them overseas and why it will be a hit when it launches in Australia in 2012?The Volt’s will be the world’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability, boasting a total driving range of about 550 kilometres.

Giving you the best of both world’s, the Volt utilises for the first 40 to 80 kilometres electric-only power stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the battery runs low, a petrol powered engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range more than 480 kilometres on a full tank.

With the vast majority of car trips being less than 60 km you can easily see how the Volt will give you massive fuel savings, with it estimated to save up to 1892 litres of fuel a year. This is all without losing the flexibility of having car that can also take you on a longer drive – a failing of current electric cars.

GM has calculated that charging the vehicle at night through a standard power outlet will use less electricity annually than an average household refrigerator or if you have solar panels nothing at all!

Charge your Volt for less power than it takes to run your fridge!

The Volt is an integral part of Holden’s Ecoline range of vehicles, which  bring Australian’s affordable, efficient and alternative fuel solutions to tackle rising fuel costs and Australia’s dependence on foreign oil.

Holden is committed to developing sustainable and cost-saving transport solutions, that will change the way we think about alternative transport solutions.

The Chevrolet Volt (to be the Holden Volt in Australia) was named 2011 Car of the Year by esteemed US motoring publications Motor Trend and AUTOMOBILE.

* Editors AUTOMOBILE Magazine

The Volt will cover you for long trips as well as day-to-day dashes

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