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Installation costs an estimated $1,475

The Chevrolet Volt has been a hot topic since its concept debut in January 2007, and it has certainly come a long way since then. General Motors has been providing bits of news about the electric vehicle over time to help EV buyers consider the Volt.

Now, Chevrolet has released information regarding the cost of their Voltec 240V home charging station, which is set at $490Nissan released figures awhile ago regarding their home charging stations, which are set at $2,200 for the 220V including installation. 

The $490 for the Voltec 240V home charging unit was set by SPX Service Solutions, whom Chevrolet has an agreement with. SPX Service Solutions is a national provider of home charging installation equipment and services, and will be selling the Voltec 240V along with several other home charging stations.

Chevrolet notes that this is the most affordable 240V home charging system, and will be beneficial to Volt drivers because it only takes four hours to charge the electric battery from depleted to fully charged with a 240V station as opposed to the standard 120V charge cord, which takes 10 hours to complete the same task.

While Chevrolet's Voltec 240V home charging system is priced at $490, the installation of this system costs approximately $1,475. Though, Chevrolet adds that this price varies upon electrical requirements.  

Electric vehicles have been a popular subject, and with the upcoming release of EV pioneers like the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, the interest and curiosity surrounding these vehicles has heightened. Over time, we've watched and waited as both of these EV heavyweights exposed their core features, such as the Volt's 40 miles of electric-only propulsion (which was recently revised to 25-50 miles) with a gasoline engine providing an additional 300 miles, and the Leaf's ability to travel 100 miles on a single charge.

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RE: Why so much?
By rvd2008 on 10/8/2010 11:51:02 AM , Rating: 3
Ignorance is a bliss?

90% of crap we buy today came from China, did you know that?
Check your Wall-mart or Apple store. Boo! Communists took over American retailers years ago.

FYI, refineries do not produce oil. So boosting their numbers will do zilch to oil production bottom line.

Finally, EV battery uses Li, Fe, Mn, etc, which are not rare earth metals. Get your facts straight, little .edu will not hurt.

RE: Why so much?
By douggrif on 10/8/2010 6:58:57 PM , Rating: 4
Regarding your belief that China rare earth metals are not critical to EV battery production. Please sir, just google {"rare earth" china batteries}. You will learn a valuable lesson.


Enjoy learning and please vote in November!

RE: Why so much?
By Kurz on 10/8/2010 7:08:06 PM , Rating: 2
Heh... the magnets in the Electric motors are Rare Earths.

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