There is a cheer up news for Chevrolet fans. Its car Volt, which is an electric car, will now be coming with an eight years or 100,000-mile warranty.
The car has an added feature of 400-pound lithium-ion battery that provides power. It is T-shaped and contains a pack of 288 cells and will be fitted under the middle and back seats of the Volt's interior.
More workers will be added to its factory Brownstown Township to produce batteries for Volt.
Such nickel-metal hydride batteries are also used in hybrid cars such as Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and Ford Escape and they too come with warranties.
The first Volt will be launched by the end of this year. But the state might see the car by 2012. The sale of Volt will be expanded over the next two years. 10,000 Volts will be produced by December end and 30,000 units will be generated in 2012.
The car has the potential to cover 40 miles on battery power, while Nissan’s electric car, Leaf can go up to 100 miles. A 1.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine that lasts for 300 miles is required by the car to cover longer trips. After the warranty period, the replacement cost of the battery ranges between $3,000 and $7,000, as told by dealers.