[ad#post_ad]After three years ten months and 18 days since GM-Volt.com first began, the dawn of a new era is finally upon us. Today, November 30th 2010, GM launches retail production of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and the company makes good on a promise from long ago. So to do I complete my promise of January 12, 2007 to you the reader to have followed the car minute by minute to production, and beyond.
To commemorate this most critical and exciting of all milestones, GM is holding an official launch ceremony at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant where the cars are being built. The event will be led by current CEO Dan Akerson, and will be attended by the Volt development team, media, and some “special guests”.
In addition to announcing the start of retail production, some new news is expected to be released.
The pre-show begins at 9:30 AM and the presentation starts at 10:00 AM Eastern time. You can watch the event in real-time in the live video stream below at the end of this post.
It is known that at least 200 consumer cars have already been built, and with the arrival of the EPA label last week, these cars can now be delivered to dealerships in NY, NJ, CT, TX, CA, DC and MI for customers to take home. The dream now becomes reality.
For the past 20 months we have had a very special clock counting down to to this day on the front page of GM-Volt that has been provided by site sponsor NetLook. With gratitude I offer the following comments from NetLook’s President Chuck Davis:
Hi. I’m Chuck Davis, the President of NetLook, Inc.; the company that provided the Volt Countdown Clock on this site’s home page. I have asked Lyle to allow me to share with you why NetLook is a fan and sponsor of Lyle’s GM-Volt.com:
Reason #1 – Energy Security: Wide adoption of Electric Cars will provide a big step towards Energy Security for America and other countries.
Reason #2 – Cleaner Air: Wide adoption of Electric Cars will reduce air pollution. This is true even when coal fired plants are generating the electricity and will become more so as countries further transition to cleaner energies such as nuclear, wind, & solar.
Reason #3 – Chevrolet Volt: The first generation Chevy Volts will allow Electric Car early adopters that require extended range to purchase an Electric Car today and drive a majority of the miles gas free. Future improved Voltec iterations will further contribute towards making Electric Cars common place. The unstoppable determination of the GM Voltec Team has been an inspiration to us at NetLook.
Reason #4 – GM-Volt.com: Lyle’s incredible resolve to promote the benefits of Electric Cars (and specifically the Chevrolet Volt) has affirmed “The Power of One”. Lyle’s example motivated NetLook to step up and help make a positive difference. Accordingly, NetLook plans to continue directing a portion of its marketing budget towards the promotion of Electric Cars and will be adding three Volts to NetLook’s vehicle fleet. Over time, NetLook plans to transition our entire vehicle fleet to Electric Cars.
The Chevrolet Volt launch event will be broadcast below. Enjoy, and see you on the roads!
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