Holden Volt to Debut at Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival

Holden Volt 2012
Holden’s forthcoming long-range electric car, the Holden Volt, will go on public display for the first time in New South Wales at the Hunter Valley EV Festival on Saturday 18 August.

The Festival will be held at Newcastle Foreshore Park from 10am – 4pm and will see the Holden Volt take to the demonstration track alongside other alternative technology vehicles.

Dubbed the long range electric car, the Holden Volt features unique range extension technology that offers an electric range of up to 87 kilometres that can be extended to a total range of over 600 kilometres through an on board petrol generator that maintains the charge in the battery, to keep you going.

Unlike some other electric cars, Volt recharges from a regular household socket and costs as little as a cup of coffee for a full charge.

Holden Performance Engineer, Dion Schulz has been undertaking validation work on Volt for the past nine months and will be on hand at the EV Festival to answer questions about the all new electric car.

“Although Volt doesn’t go on sale until later in the year, we’ve had a great reaction from members of the public when they’ve seen our evaluation cars on the road.

“They want to know what it’s like to live with an electric car, how far you can travel between charges and how easy it is to charge at home or at work. Then there are questions about how the technology works and how long it will be until everyone has an electric car on their driveway.

“Events such as the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival are great for spreading the word about alternative vehicles and give us the opportunity to answer all those questions and more.”

Prospective Volt buyers can now place an order with Newcastle’s specialist Volt dealer, Kelly Holden, with the first cars scheduled to be delivered to customers before the end of the year. A full list of Volt dealers can be found at the HoldenHQ blog or via the Holden dealer locator.

About Volt The Holden Volt goes on sale in Australia later this year. A game-changing electric vehicle (EV) with extended-range capability it can recharge in less than six hours via a regular household outlet (10A charge), costing as little as $2.50 for a full charge. It has an electric range of up to 87km and with its petrol generator, has a combined range of more than 600km. To view video of how Volt works visit: http://holdenhq.com.au/holden-volt-howit-works/

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