31 Aug '11, 4pm

Las Vegas Gambles On Chevrolet Volt For City Fleet

Las Vegas Gambles On Chevrolet Volt For City Fleet

Las Vegas is better known for its excess than its frugality, but city bosses are turning that image around by trialling a fleet of electric cars, the first of which is GM's range-extended electric vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. The trial will make the city the only government agency in the state to test electric vehicles. So far the Volt is proving its worth, averaging 156 mpg in the city's hands so far, often being charged between trips so most of the running is done using the vehicle's EV range. Sin City's endorsement isn't the first coup Chevrolet has had for its Volt. Last month New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the NYPD would be adding 50 Volts to its fleet for use as traffic enforcement vehicles , many of which are expected to cover an entire shift without needing the gasoline engine to kick in. Late last year, General Electric also announced it woul...

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