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08/12/2010

GM Announces Cities to Plug Into Electric Vehicles

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Volt-front2 The future of plug-in vehicles is now a reality. General Motors has announced a comprehensive plan of action to help communities get ready for plug-in electric vehicles such as the newly arriving Chevrolet Volt.

GM is working with key stakeholders in cities such as San Francisco to develop policies and enablers to accelerate the transition to plug-in electric vehicles. GM will undertake similar efforts around the country in communities such as Washington, D.D. These actions will help ensure the early success of the Chevy Volt and other plug-in vehicles.

“Collaborating with communities such as San Francisco and metropolitan areas such as Washington, D.C. – where there’s already an interest in plug-in vehicles – is another important step toward raising customer awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of vehicles such as the Volt,” said Ed Peper, GM North America vice president, Chevrolet.

Challenges that need to be addressed include consumer incentives to make this early technology more affordable; public and workplace charging infrastructure; consumer-friendly electricity rates and renewable electricity options among other things.

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