Chevrolet Volt heralds new age of automotive EV tech Summary: GM's new Hybrid Electric Vehicle goes on-sale in 7 US markets in November of 2010 with an initial production run of 10,000 vehicles, for $40,000 MSRP. By Jason Perlow | November 7, 2010 -- 17:28 GMT (09:28 PST) Follow @jperlow Previous | Next Image 9 of 12 The Volt's charging port near the front driver side of the car. The Volt also has a conventional gasoline cap on the passenger rear of the car for the 1.4L 4 cylinder gasoline engine used as a generator and supplemental power for Extended Range. Topic: Open Source Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.