Chevy Volt showcased at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

This weekend the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle was in Vancouver marking the Volt’s debut on Canadian roads. Set to go on sale in Canada in mid-2011, the Chevrolet Volt is propelled by electricity at all times and at all speeds.

The Volt provides up to 64 kilometres of gas- and emissions-free driving on a single charge and also has extended range capability; making it the only electric vehicle that does not leave drivers stranded after the battery’s charge is depleted.

“The Volt can help Canadians significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their driving routine and, for daily commuters, could virtually eliminate the need to visit a gas station again,” says Neil Macdonald, vice president, corporate affairs, GM Canada. “We are genuinely excited to bring the Volt to the people of British Columbia and get them charged up about this game-changing green technology from Chevrolet.”

While in Vancouver, Chevrolet invited members of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), media, athletes, and government representatives to experience the Volt and provide feedback to Volt engineers.

Techvibes was invited and I was able to take the Volt for a spin this afternoon at Vanier Park. A number of local media also got behind the wheel, so check out Tris Hussey‘s video and photo collection and look out for a guest post here soon from blogger Kemp Edmonds.