Chevrolet Canada is Now Taking Orders for the Volt Plug-In Hybrid (Price: C$41,545)


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Deliveries Scheduled for Q3 of 2011
Canadians in 7 markets (Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Oshawa, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal, and Quebec City) are now able to order a Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid for a pre-incentive MSRP price of C$41,545. Thanks to government rebates, in Quebec and Ontario, you could get close to $8,000 in incentives. While you can make an order now, the cars won't be available before the third quarter of 2011, and about a year after that, the Volt should be available everywhere in Canada.
Photo: Michael Graham Richard

If you've been living in a cave for the past few years (unlike Osama, apparently), here's GM's description of the Volt and how its series hybrid powertrain works:

"The Chevrolet Volt is not a hybrid. It is a one-of-a-kind, all-electrically driven vehicle designed and engineered to operate in all climates, with a range of up to 580 km. Powered by GM's revolutionary Voltec propulsion system, it consists of a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and electric drive unit that provide pure electric range between 40 and 80 km, depending on terrain, driving techniques and temperature. A 1.4L gasoline-powered engine extends the range up to an additional 500 km on a full tank of fuel by operating the vehicle's electric drive system until the car can be plugged in and recharged or refueled. This distinguishes the Volt from electric-only vehicles, which cannot be operated when recharging is not immediately available - such as during a power interruption or on a long-distance trip."


Photo: Michael Graham Richard

The Volt's battery pack will have an 8-year/160,000km warranty, like in the US. The rest of the car will have:

-- Three-year/60,000 km bumper-to-bumper coverage
-- Five-year/160,000 km roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
-- Five-year/160,000 km limited gas engine coverage
-- Six-year/160,000 km corrosion protection coverage.

Here is a list of participating dealers (PDF).

Via GM
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