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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has embarked on a 12-city, 3,400-mile tour under the “Volt Unplugged” banner. Open to the public, Chevrolet’s development team, including designers and engineers, will give people an opportunity to learn more about the Volt and even take a test drive.

Chevrolet representatives will also touch base with local community leaders, schools and consumers to educate them on the hatchback’s characteristics, demonstrate various aspects from charging to long trips in varied conditions, and discuss electric infrastructure in the United States.

“The Volt Unplugged tour will give people a chance to get behind the wheel and find out for themselves what makes this vehicle so special,” said Tony DiSalle, the Volt’s product and marketing director. “This drive will demonstrate the (car’s) one-of-a-kind capabilities, the only electric vehicle able to drive such long distances under a variety of driving conditions and climates without having to stop to recharge.”

This is the schedule:

October

9-10: Seattle

13-14: San Francisco

16-18: Los Angeles

20: San Diego

22-23: San Antonio

24-25: Houston

28-29: Miami

29-30: Washington, D.C.

30: Orlando

November

1: Raleigh, North Carolina

5-7: New York City

18-20: Chicago

Chevrolet chose most of these tour stops based on the Volt’s first markets. The car will be released in December in Texas, California, Michigan, Washington D.C. and the New York area. Progress can be followed on ChevroletVoltAge.com, or on the Volt’s Facebook and Twitter pages, where the team will post daily itineraries before setting off.

Public demonstrations like this can be important in showcasing a car’s feasibility and displaying new technology to potential buyers. The Volt’s main competitor, the all-electric Nissan Leaf, is currently on a similar national road trip dubbed the “Drive Electric Tour.” And before hybrids were on every block, Toyota took its second-generation Prius on a month-long tour in 2003, going from Los Angeles to Miami.

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