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Jim Ellis Chevrolet will bring the Volt to show the public at the Earth Day event. The Volt is a plug-in electric car with a gasoline range extender. Technically, it is not a hybrid since the Volt's electric motor is the only source of power to the drive wheels. Once the batteries are depleted - 30-40 miles on a single charge - the gas engine turns on and drives a generator that powers the electric motor. Jim Ellis Chevrolet's demonstration Volt has been plugged in at home (30 miles from the dealership) at night and then during the day at the dealership. The result is less than five gallons needed to go about 1,000 miles! Jim Ellis purchased the demonstration Volt in Long Island, NY and drove it back - 917 miles - in 19 hours, stopping only once to replenish the gas! Chevy introduced the Volt in limited markets at the end of last year and will be available in the Southeast later this year. You can see the Volt at the Jim Ellis dealership or on Earth Day in Sugar Hill. They might also bring the Spark and other eco-friendly cars from their dealership.