Gallery: GM Reveals It Charges Volts with Solar Panels Before They Head...


It seems like the 2011 North American Car of the Year just gets better all the time. GM just installed a carport with 10 charging stations to juice up their plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volts before they send them out into the world. The carport is located at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, where all Volts are born, and has a 20kW solar array. It’s nice to know that one of our favorite green cars greets its owner with a battery full of sunlight.

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  1. aheadOfTheHorse May 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Yet it also reminds us that the Volt is only as clean as the source of the energy we put into it.

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