New York City Charges Ahead with 50 Electric Cars Chevrolet Volts

The City of New York is adding 50 Chevrolet Volts to its fleet and the sales professionals at Bill Jacobs Joliet – the leading Chevrolet dealership in Joliet, Illinois – think it’s a great idea. When it comes to helping with the environment and getting better gas mileage, there’s nothing like a new Chevy Volt.

The Volt will be the first electric car used by the New York City Police Department, which also uses electric scooters and golf cars. The Volts represent the majority of 70 new electric vehicles joining the city fleet, which now has 430 electric vehicles.

"This is the latest and largest-ever addition of electric vehicles to the City’s fleet, which is already the largest municipal clean-air vehicle fleet in the nation,” Bloomberg said in a press statement. “We will continue to lead by example, but we also must provide New Yorkers with tools to make environmentally friendly choices in their own lives."

For the initial 35 miles, the Volt can drive with no tailpipe emissions using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered engine kicks on to extend the driving range another 344 miles on a full tank for a total driving range of 379 miles.

“When provided with the facts, people become far more likely to choose an electric vehicle. Our job is to ensure the public has the facts, ensure they can make their own decisions and ensure that if they want to drive an electric vehicle, we are providing the infrastructure needed. It’s all part of our PlaNYC agenda to create a greener, greater New York City,” Bloomberg continued.

Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in more than 120 countries. Models like the 2011 Chevrolet Volt have become very popular with people all over the world because they do so well with gas mileage.

Local residents who want to buy a new 2011 Chevy in Joliet, Illinois should stop by or call Bill Jacobs Joliet. They are the premiere Chevy dealership in Joliet, and their sales team is professional and friendly – a wonderful combination to help those looking for a great new electric car.