The 2012 Chevy Volt is now available for order in all 50 states, along with several feature options that were not available with the 2011 model.


The 2012 Volt is now available for order in all 50 states and includes additional package options. Credit: Chevrolet

Previously, it was available for order in only seven states and the District of Columbia, and now it’s available for purchase through Chevy dealers in all 50 states. The Chevy Volt, which debuted in 2011, had only three package options, but the 2012 model now has seven option packages to choose from as well as two new interior and exterior colors.

“We are giving consumers greater choice of content as the Volt becomes available nationwide by the end of this year,” said Cristi Landy, Volt marketing director. “This gives us the opportunity to be more flexible in our pricing and still provide additional high-tech content to customers who want to purchase it.”

The starting price is $1,000 less than last year’s due to the range of package options and anticipated consumer demand. Federal tax breaks up to $7,500 are available with purchase for those who are eligible. The suggested retail price will be $39,995, which excludes the federal tax break.

The 2012 Volt has a driving range up to 379 miles, based upon estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Volt can drive free of gas and tailpipe emissions for the first 35 miles and when the battery runs low, a gasoline-powered generator operates to extend driving range another 344 miles on a full charge.

With availability now nationwide, Chevrolet anticipates to build up to 45,000 Volts for retail and fleet customers in the United States during calendar year 2012.

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