Official: Lear to produce chargers and parts for the Chevrolet Volt

Article by Christian A., on August 30, 2010

General Motors Co. has revealed that the chargers for the Volt plug-in hybrid will be supplied by Lear. These chargers, which are the primary electricity source for the Volt, will be shipped from Lear's factories together with other components including onboard chargers, wiring and a travel charger.

This contract between Lear and GM is considered one of the most important ones for the long term.

There were reports last week of GM's search for a supplier for an optional 240-volt charging device for the Volt.

GM requires a higher-capacity charger to reduce the charging time. The first batches of the vehicle will have a 120 volt electric cord that can recharge the batteries in about eight to ten hours.

The new unit will recharge the Volt's batteries in three to four hours. Initially, the Volt will be launched in late 2010 in California and will be powered by lithium-ion batteries that allow a range of up to 40 miles without the use of the internal combustion engine.

The Volt has a price tag of $41,000, or $33,500 net of full federal income tax credit. There is also a lease program that only asks for a down payment of $2,500 with payments as low as $350 for 36 months.

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Reddit user Jdubbswrx spotted a rather deceptive move coming from the German automotive manufacturer Audi. He posted an image of the supposed exhaust of the new 2018 Audi SQ5 sporting...
by - March 29, 2017
McLaren car owners will be thanking the automotive company as it has decided to roll out new goodies for the 540C, 570S and 570GT sports car line-up. From this series...
by - March 29, 2017
On July 11, Audi is set to reveal its flagship luxury sedan, the all new A8. And at this moment, none of us are sure how this model will look....
by - March 29, 2017
The recent Porsche 911 is definitely considered one of the most elite sports car to grace the roads worldwide. The task of producing its successor is challenging enough for the...
by - March 29, 2017
British startup Zenos, which entered bankruptcy administration earlier this year is now back in business. The Norfolk-based sports car manufacturer was bought by a consortium of investors headed by AC...
by - March 29, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries