One of the most interesting coming electric cars is the Chevrolet Volt. The Volt has an electric drive train and runs exclusively from electric power. However, the Volt does have a gas-powered generator for making electricity to extend the cars driving range.
Chevrolet has announced that 4,400 Volt buyers will be eligible for a free 240V charge station. The 240V charge station will allow the Volt to recharge faster than the 120V cable that the car comes with. The charge stations will be paid for from Recovery Act funds.
To qualify the buyer has to live without one of the program cities. The chargers will be from Coulomb or ECOtality and the user must share charging information to get the charger. The funds will also cover installation in most cases.