By now I'm pretty certain that most of you are aware of the potential ecological and economical benefits of driving an electric or hybrid car that isn't reliant solely on fossil fuels. Not surprisingly, the U.S. government is getting behind the cause as well, influenced in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The ARRA is the official term for the economic stimulus package passed by Congress in early 2009 to help create jobs and promote investment in American enterprises during the current recession. And when it comes to the conception and push of an upcoming release of a potentially revolutionary American electric hybrid vehicle--the 2011 Chevy Volt--the correlation begins to make a lot of sense both for American auto workers and consumers.
According to this clip, General Motors has designs on making the Chevy Volt so groundbreaking that you will be able to plug it into a electrical socket like your cell phone or TV in order to charge the battery. Today's video covers one of the first implementations of vehicle plug-in charging stations in Washington D.C., and GM's desire to create a potentially emissions-free automobile not only for the American public but to become a worldwide leader in electric engine vehicle production. Without a doubt, it's an exciting time for General Motors and perhaps an equally exciting time for the car-buying public as we head into a hopefully more prosperous and ecological future.