Yes that’s right. You will have the opportunity to drive a Chevy Volt around the block, on Tuesday, October 9th. There will be two 2012 Chevy Volt’s parked directly out front of Lily’s Bar at The Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave at 47th Street. If you partake in this opportunity, you will receive a free drink ticket. But be sure to have the drink after you drive! There will also be two eco-friendly hybrid SUV provided by GM to drive you home after the event.
In addition to networking with other like minded professionals who are interested in the latest sustainable technologies, and getting a chance to test drive one of the most talked about vehicles in decades, Stephen Marlin, GM Advanced Technology & Volt Expert with General Motors, will be on hand to say a few words. You will also be able to chat with him in person. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of GM, this is a FREE event so RSVP now because it will fill up!
About The Volt
The Chevy Volt operates as a pure battery electric vehicle until its plug-in battery capacity drops to a predetermined level from a full charge. At that point its internal combustion engine powers an electric generator to extend the vehicle’s range (if needed.) Once the engine is running in the extended range mode, it may at times link mechanically (via a clutch) to assist the traction motor, helping to propel the vehicle, improving energy efficiency. The Volt’s regenerative braking also contributes to the on-board electricity generation. According to the EPA, the Volt is the most fuel-efficient compact car with a gasoline engine sold in the United States. Here’s more information about the Chevy Volt.
In this article you can read how a family has managed to spend $30 per 1,000 miles driving a Volt.
Stephen Marlin, manages GM’s Advanced Technology Demonstration Service Facility in the Northeast. During his 4 years at the facility he has overseen the implementation of the GM Project Driveway Fuel Cell demonstration program and the development hydrogen-fueling infrastructure in New York and Connecticut. Stephen has served as an electric vehicle subject matter expert on a number of media outlets including CNN and Good Morning America. He is also serving on the board of the New York City chapter of Young Professionals in Energy responsible for transportation and is a Transportation Advisor for GreenTowns.com. Stephen will also be speaking at the Green Drinks Spark event on Oct. 23rd.