Chevrolet Volt Dealers Going Solar
Chevrolet kicks off its "Green Zone" campaign with news of dealerships selling the futuristic and totally advanced Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. This is just the latest from the green initiatives at General Motors, which continues to keep them on par with the competition.In this new initiative, dealers like Felix Chevrolet in Downtown Los Angeles will have the opportunity to give back to the Earth.
Chevrolet plans on installing solar-powered electric charging stations at dealerships across North America, in order to help those test driving and purchasing the Volt sedan. Dealer stations will generate electricity equivalent to 12 vehicle charges a day. Any extra electricity produced will go towards powering the dealership itself.Reports quoted Chris Perry, VP of Global Chevrolet Marketing and Strategy, as saying. "The Chevrolet Green Zone will provide our U.S. dealers with added flexibility when it comes to charging their vehicles, while also reinforcing GM's commitment to renewable energy projects."1
"Just one of these canopies provides enough renewable energy to power two to three homes per year, or more than 25 percent of a dealership's energy consumption," added Perry. "Collectively, that will be a lot of power we are putting back into the grid."2The Green Zone Initiative is part of GM's recent announcement to invest $7.5 million in Sunlogics, a solar panel manufacturing company.