GM will use Envision solar charging stations

Summary:As it preps for the Chevy Volt extended-range electric car rollout in November, General Motors is installing some of Envision Solar's "Solar Grove" parking-lot charging infrastructure.Although the locations were not disclosed in a short press statement from Envision, the initial rollouts for the Volt in November will center on markets in California, Michigan, Texas, New York and Washington, D.

As it preps for the Chevy Volt extended-range electric car rollout in November, General Motors is installing some of Envision Solar's "Solar Grove" parking-lot charging infrastructure.

Although the locations were not disclosed in a short press statement from Envision, the initial rollouts for the Volt in November will center on markets in California, Michigan, Texas, New York and Washington, D.C. In mid-2011, the automaker plans to expand the Chevy Volt launch to 2011.

The charging station is designed to be between 20 percent and 25 percent more production than fixed solar arrays, because it contains technology that enables the canopy to follow the sun's path throughout the day. The stations combine Envision's CleanCharge stations with the company's tracking Solar Trees.

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