OnStar Mobile App will allow Chevrolet Volt owners control their vehicle

OnStar Mobile App will allow Chevrolet Volt owners control their vehicle
Chevrolet and OnStar have unveiled the auto industry's first working smartphone application that will allow Chevrolet Volt owners 24/7 connection and control of vehicle functions and OnStar features remotely. OnStar's Mobile Application allows drivers to communicate with their Volt from Droid by Motorola, Apple iPhone and Blackberry Storm smartphones. It uses a real-time data connection to perform tasks from setting the charge time to unlocking the doors.

The Chevrolet Volt OnStar smartphone application is designed to enhance the overall Volt ownership experience with interaction and control never offered before on any electric vehicle. The application:
+ displays charge status - plugged in or not, and voltage (120V or 240V)
+ provides flexibility to "Charge Now" or schedule charge timing
+ displays percentage of battery charge level, electric and total ranges
+ allows owner to manually set grid-friendly charge mode for off-peak times when electricity rates are lowest
+ sends text or email notifications for charge reminders, interruptions and full charge
+ displays miles per gallon, electric only miles, and odometer readings
+ shows miles per gallon, EV miles and miles driven for last trip and lifetime
+ remotely start the vehicle to pre-condition the interior temperature

The Volt is an electric vehicle with extended-range capability. It is designed to drive up to 40 miles on electricity without using gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions. When the Volt's lithium-ion battery is depleted of energy, an engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the total driving range to about 300 miles before refueling or stopping to recharge the battery.

OnStar Mobile Application will be available for Volt owners at launch. Production for the Volt is scheduled to begin in late 2010. Pricing has not been announced. For more information about Volt, visit http://media.gm.com/volt.
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