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Los Angeles Rolls Out The "Green Carpet" For General Motors’ Chevy Volt Concept


Extended-Range Electric Vehicle Will Electrify Los Angeles Commuting

General Motors’ extended-range electric vehicle concept arrives in Southern California on Thursday, giving Angelenos a rare, up close preview of the highly-anticipated Chevy Volt. The vehicle will be on display at hot spot locations throughout Los Angeles from December 6 through December 11. Los Angeles is one of only four U.S. cities to host the Chevy Volt around town, providing an opportunity for locals to see the car of the future.

Since its introduction in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Chevy Volt sedan - powered by GM’s E-Flex electric propulsion system - has energized car enthusiasts in the U.S. and abroad with its potential to greatly reduce trips to the gas station for many commuters, as well as greatly reduce CO2 emissions.

More than 75 percent of drivers in the United States commute fewer than 40 miles a day1. For these drivers, a fully charged Chevy Volt will use no gas and produce no tailpipe emissions. The Chevy Volt is easily recharged by plugging it into a common 110-volt electrical outlet. A FlexFuel on-board engine that can run on gasoline, E85 ethanol, or a combination of the two, creates additional electricity to extend the vehicle’s range up to 640 miles, delivering triple-digit miles per gallon.

To bring the Chevy Volt to production, GM has engaged more than 200 engineers and 25 interior and exterior designers, and is aggressively pursuing battery-development contracts with two leading suppliers.

Consumers can see the Chevy Volt at the following locations, free-of-charge:

Thursday, December 6
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mann’s Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Friday, December 7
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Third Street Promenade
1200 block of Third Street Promenade at Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Saturday, December 8
10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Hermosa Pier Plaza
Hermosa Avenue and Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Sunday, December 9
10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Del Amo Fashion Plaza
3525 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90503

Monday, December 10
9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Westfield Topanga Mall
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 913

Tuesday, December 11
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

About General Motors

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 76 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 280,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2006, nearly 9.1 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at

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1 Source: Vol. 3, Issue 4, Oct., 2003 Omnistats - U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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