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GM Unveils Chevy Volt MPV5 Electric Crossover Vehicle

Posted By Brit Liggett On April 22, 2010 @ 3:00 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation | 4 Comments

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You’ve probably noticed that we at Inhabitat are super excited for the commercial release of the Chevy Volt in the US [2]. Well it turns out that General Motors [3] has another extended range electric Volt model under their belt! Tomorrow at the Beijing Auto Show GM will reveal the Chevy Volt MPV5 — a larger version of the Volt Sedan that seats five and has an amazing amount of cargo space in the rear. Could this be the eco-soccer mom’s ride of the future [4]?

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This new concept car runs on the same engine as the Chevy Volt [6], although because of its larger size it has an estimated all-electric range of 35 miles — instead of the volt’s 40 miles. After the battery has been depleted a small gas generator sustains the battery charge for an extra 300 miles. The new Volt MPV5 even borrows some design elements from its smaller sister — from the dashboard to the tail lights they’ve got the same streamlined, efficient style.

However this larger car will reach a whole new group of people with the need for roomier vehicles [4]. With 30 cubic feet of space behind the second row of seats and 63 cubic feet of space with the seats folded, this crossover vehicle could haul a lot of mulch to your garden on it’s clean electric charge. Though the vehicle is still a concept, we’d love to see this green machine zipping along the highways.

Via Auto Blog [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/22/gm-unveils-chevy-volt-mpv5-all-electric-crossover-concept-vehicle/volt-crossover-7/

[2] Chevy Volt in the US: http://inhabitat.com/2010/03/31/gm-rolls-out-first-production-run-chevy-volt/

[3] General Motors: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/12/gm-invests-8-million-to-double-the-size-of-their-battery-lab/

[4] ride of the future: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/22/gm-unveils-chevy-volt-mpv5-all-electric-crossover-concept-vehicle/volt-crossover-3/

[6] Chevy Volt: http://inhabitat.com/2008/09/23/gm-reveals-the-chevrolet-volt/

[7] Auto Blog: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/04/22/beijing-2010-chevrolet-volt-mpv5-crossover-revealed/

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