The engineering and powertrain of the Chevy Volt is a lot of technology and innovation for one car. In fact, most of us are still trying to figure out just how it works. Despite our brains being crammed full with Volt-ology, GM is going another step further.
We know that the Chevy Volt’s starting price tag of around $40,000 is a little steep for most people. However, GM (with the help of OnStar) are giving Volt customers the most bang-for-their buck as possible. OnStar will power the MyVolt website to help customers manage the advanced technology in their new vehicles. It will start out with statistics such as battery usage and fuel economy that can be transferred to both of the users Facebook and Twitter accounts. Additional features are planned for the future and will include remote starting and managing radio presets (online). Interesting, no?
What’s more, electrical utility companies can use the information to ensure power grids are able to keep up with demand for power. Utilities will even be able to provide information about when is the ideal time to plug vehicles in. This will help owners and utility companies manage costs, as well as energy.
Volt owners will also see whether or not their Volt is actually plugged in and just what voltage it is charging at. The website will also give times of when to make the use of best rates by monitoring current charges, its predicted range, and a set time by which customers need a full charge.
The Volt is still on schedule for a November launch.
2011 Chevrolet Volt