The visit to FIU is part of the “Volt Unplugged” tour, in which a caravan of Chevrolet Volts will travel 3,400-miles cross-country visiting a dozen cities across the U.S. and showcasing how easy it will be to live with the world’s first electric vehicle with extended-range capability.
Trent Warnke, Volt Development and Validation Engineer, will be on hand to discuss the one-of-a-kind characteristics of the Volt and provide unique insights into the development and future of the vehicle.
On a fully charged battery and tank of gas, the Volt has a driving range of hundreds of miles. Because the Volt can use gasoline to create its own electricity in extended-range mode, long trips are possible. The Volt is powered only from electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery for a typical range of 25 to 50 miles depending on terrain, driving technique, temperature and battery age. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas engine-generator seamlessly engages to extend the driving range.
“Our support for this event reflects our commitment to encourage the development of a greener economy, particularly in the area of energy use in transportation,” said Edward Glab, co-director of SIPA’s Global Energy Forum.
The event is free and open to the general public. Please note that only individuals who are 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license will be eligible to test drive the vehicle.
For more information, please call 305-348-7266.