Better Place will develop a number of membership packages for Volt customers including the installation of a ‘Charge Spot’ unit at home or work, and zero emissions charging provided through the purchase of renewable energy or 100% Government certified renewable energy certificates.
Holden Energy and Environment Director, Richard Marshall said offering customers faster charging and renewable energy solutions were important steps.
“A Volt can take less than 6 hours to charge using a 240V 10A charge through a regular household outlet. Customers who choose to install a Better Place Charge Spot can charge their Volt in under four. This option is likely to be popular with fleets who want to run their Volts predominantly on the initial battery charge.” Mr Marshall said.
Additionally, the Better Place partnership will offer Volt drivers the potential to drive with zero emissions up to 87kilometres (54 miles). The Holden Volt produces no tailpipe emissions when it is running petrol-free on its initial battery power and Better Place offers zero emissions charging through the purchase of only renewable energy or Large-scale Generation Certificates for its charge network.
As part of the partnership, Better Place will also install a Volt Charge Spot for participating Holden Volt dealers to enable them to charge their demonstration vehicles when they arrive in the final quarter of this year.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]