Saturday, July 17, 2010

Electric Cars: Obama slips behind the wheel of the Chevy Volt TNR.v, TSLA, GM, CZX.v, RM.v, LIT.v, LI.v, WLC.v, CLQ.v, HEV, AONE, RTP, BHP, FCX, GOOG,

"We have a serious mass media push in Electric Space these days. Nissan Leaf was all over CNBC yesterday and President Obama will visit lithium ion cells plant today. It is all about economy, structural changes and new jobs in lucrative technological sector: lithium supply will be another stepping stone in this game against the time with looming Peak Oil situation."


Obama slips behind the wheel of the Chevy Volt

President Barack Obama checks out the Chevrolet Volt electric car during a visit to Michigan.

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President Barack Obama on Thursday had a chance to check out the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle during a visit to the Compact Power battery plant in Holland, Mich. LG Chem, the parent of Compact Power, is making the battery cells for the Volt.

Lateral view of the Chevrolet Volt at a public...Image via Wikipedia

The Volt has a reported range of about 340 miles and is powered with electricity at all times. For up to the first 40 miles, the Volt is powered solely by electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, using no fuel and producing no emissions. When the Volt's lithium-ion battery runs low, an engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 300 miles on a full tank of gas.

The Volt battery pack will be assembled in Brownstown Township, Mich., and shipped to the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant for mating with the Volt. Chevrolet announced on Wednesday the Volt battery will have a standard eight-year/100,000 mile warranty.

The Volt goes on sale later this year in California, the Washington DC area, and Michigan."
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