19 Jun 2010
General Motors will offer the first 4,400 buyers of its Chevrolet Volt the option of having a 240 volt charging station installed in their home when the car is released this fall, the company said Thursday.
The Volt is GM’s plug-in electric car that promises a range of 40 miles on electricity alone before one is forced to switch to gas for fuel. GM refers to it as an extended-range electric vehicle, or EREV, instead of a hybrid.
The charging stations’ cost will be covered by a grant from the Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.