The Chevrolet Volt will hit the streets later this year and as a way of driving up those sales GM will offer the first 4,400 free home chargers. However, there seems to be a catch as the free charger is not the most powerful system — just 240-volts.
Those of you looking for a more powerful system, then you will have to part with at least $2,000. This offers much faster charging than standard units, which I am certain that you will need with the busy lives that we now lead. Still, the basic charger is still something for nothing I guess.
The DOE is working with Chevy on this giveaway, but as with all free things there is a catch. Those first 4,400 Volt drivers will have to agree to allow the U.S. government to gather information — it is hoped that this will help them offer a greater use with the electric vehicle.
According to Sebastian Blanco from Autoblog, both Nissan and Ford will be offering similar deals when they launch their electric vehicles.