The Holden Volt charges into Aus­tralia

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An ad­vo­cate for more sus­tain­able trans­port in Syd­ney, Lord Mayor Clover Moore was one of the first mem­bers of the pub­lic to get be­hind the wheel to­day.

“Elec­tric cars are a prac­ti­cal form of trans­port and are bet­ter for the environment,” the Lord Mayor said.

The Holden Volt rep­re­sents a fun­da­men­tal change not just for Holden, but for the en­tire Aus­tralian au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try.

The world’s first Ex­tended Range Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle (EREV), Volt spells the end of range anx­i­ety for elec­tric ve­hi­cles and be­gins a new era of tech­no­log­i­cal lead­er­ship for Holden.

With its cut­ting-edge driv­e­train, Volt is ca­pa­ble of up to 80 km of pure elec­tric driv­ing from its lithium-ion bat­tery – al­low­ing the ma­jor­ity of Aus­tralians to com­plete their daily com­mute with­out vis­it­ing the petrol sta­tion.

That means emis­sions free mo­tor­ing, a greatly re­duced car­bon foot­print and at ap­prox­i­mately $2.50 to fully recharge the Volt, it also means sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced run­ning costs.

Com­ple­ment­ing the bat­tery is a 1.4-litre petrol en­gine that acts as a gen­er­a­tor, that when re­quired recharges the Volt’s bat­tery as you drive. With this unique range­ex­tend­ing mode, Volt is ca­pa­ble of more than 500 km be­fore recharg­ing or re­fu­elling is needed.

Holden Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Mike Dev­ereux said the Holden Volt would be a game changer for Holden and the wider au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try in this coun­try.

“Volt is the no com­pro­mise elec­tric car. It’s elec­tric when you want it and petrol when you need it,” he said.

“It’s among the most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced cars on the road any­where in the world and spear­heads Holden’s push to be­come a leader in tech­nol­ogy and sus­tain­able mo­tor­ing.

“Volt will make driv­ing more eco­nom­i­cal, more en­vi­ron­men­tal­lyfriendly and will fun­da­men­tally change the way Aus­tralia thinks about al­ter­na­tive trans­port so­lu­tions.

“This is the start of some­thing big for Holden and Aus­tralia.”

Volt can be recharged eas­ily and seam­lessly at any stan­dard house­hold power point, and a full charge takes ap­prox­i­mately four hours with the 240V charge sta­tion – sig­nif­i­cantly less than most elec­tric cars cur­rently on the mar­ket. If a power socket isn’t con­ve­nient, Volt can sim­ply be re­fu­eled with petrol and more than 500 km of additional range is avail­able.

For a full run­down on the Volt, call into Thomp­son Holden, Be­nalla road Shep­par­ton. Or call Dom on 0358 222666.

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