Chevrolet Volt Wins Gold Medal in 2011 Edison Awards

Posted on 06. Apr, 2011 by in GM Canada

OnStar Mobile App takes Silver in Remote Driving Aids shred

DETROIT The Chevrolet Volt continued to build a resume of honors, winning a 2011 Edison Awards Gold Medal in a Personal Transportation Segment. The Edison Awards respect a creation in a suggestion of Americas biggest contriver and marketer Thomas Alva Edison.

Being comparison as an Edison Award leader validates a expostulate to rise an all-new transport solution, pronounced Tony Posawatz, Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Line Director. Innovation has been during a heart of a Volt from a onset; from a growth of a Li-ion battery to a expostulate section and a motorist connectivity.

At a same rite Tuesday dusk in New York City, a OnStar Mobile App won a china endowment as a 2011 Best New Product in a Transportation in a Remote Driving Aids Segment. In a Volt, a app allows users to control car charging functions and perspective assign level, electricity rate tables and electric car information along with other features.

The OnStar Mobile App allows users to entrance stream car diagnostics, such as fuel levels, oil life, tire pressure, miles per gallon or subsequent scheduled maintenance. It also lets users control certain car functions, such as remotely starting a vehicle, locking and unlocking a doors, and sounding a horn and lights.

OnStar recently stretched a accessibility of a app, certifying 14 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles from 2010, with some-more certifications approaching in a future. The app has been downloaded by scarcely 60,000 active users to date in North America and has some-more than 1 million interactions.

The Edison Gold Medal for a Volt highlights a innovative engineering that resulted in a prolongation of a worlds initial electric car with extended operation capability. With a full charge, Volt drivers can transport 40-80 kilometres totally emissions- and gasoline-free and afterwards continue for over 500 some-more kilometres.

Complementing a groundbreaking thrust system, engineers in a General Motors breeze hovel helped to rise a many aerodynamic car in Chevrolets history. Reducing a appetite indispensable to overcome atmosphere insurgency combined an estimated twelve kilometres of electric operation and 80 kilometres of extended operation to a Volt.

The Edison Gold Medal for a Volt joins a Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Green Car of a Year awards, Popular Science Best of Whats New and Wards 10-Best Engine designations awarded earlier.

For OnStar, this was a second uninterrupted Edison award. OnStars Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, a record designed to revoke dangerous high-speed chases, perceived a Silver Edison Award for Best New Product in a Technology difficulty in 2010.

The Edison Awards are voted on by roughly 2,000 members of a not-for-profit Marketing Executives Networking Group, Americas tip executives and academics nominations formed on governmental impact, marketplace innovation, marketplace success and marketplace structure creation of new products launched in a past year. The awards designate a diligence and value personified by Edison whose innovations and new product developments warranted him 1,093 U.S. patents.

About Chevrolet in Canada

Founded in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates a centennial as a tellurian automotive code with annual sales of about 4.25 million vehicles in some-more than 140 countries. From todays Cruze Eco that consumes only 4.6 L/100 km on a highway to a Volt entrance this fall, that provides adult to 80 kilometres of electric, gasoline-free pushing and an additional 500 kilometres of extended range, Chevrolet offers gas-friendly to gas-free solutions. Chevrolet provides business with fuel-efficient, protected and arguable vehicles that broach high quality, fluent design, energetic opening and value. The Chevrolet portfolio includes award-winning newcomer cars and crossovers such as Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse and a horde of new, smaller, rarely fit models to come including a all-new Orlando and Sonic (fall 2011) and Spark (2012). Chevrolet also provides iconic opening cars such as Corvette and Camaro as good as dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as Silverado and Suburban. Most new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, confidence and preference technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information per Chevrolet models can be found during www.chevrolet.ca or on Facebook during www.facebook.com/chevroletcanada.

About OnStar in Canada

OnStar, a unconditionally owned auxiliary of General Motors, is a heading provider of connected reserve and confidence solutions, value-added mobility services and modernized information technology. Currently accessible on some-more than 40 MY 2011 GM models, OnStar safely connects a some-more than 6 million subscribers, in a U.S., Canada and China, in ways never suspicion possible. OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown is a target of a 2010 Edison Award for Best New Product in a record category. More information about OnStar can be found during www.onstar.ca

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