Chevy Volt And OnStar Giving Drivers Control With New Mobile App



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ANCHOR LEAD: One of the most exciting new cars of the upcoming year is ramping up its hi-tech feature set. Bobbi Owens has more on how its owners don't even have to be in the car to use them. (:58) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I'm Bobbi Owens. When Chevrolet's new Volt hits the road in late 2010, the electric vehicle with extended-range will already be way ahead of its time. But Chevrolet's Maria Rohrer says one newly unveiled feature will put even more of what the car can do in the palm of its owner's hand. CUT: (Rohrer) OnStar's Mobile App for the Volt will let drivers control a slew of key functions from their smartphones and computers. For example, you can schedule charges and manually set grid-friendly charge modes for cheaper, off-peak times. You can also get texts or emails about charge reminders and more. SCRIPT: OnStar President Walt Dorfstatter says a unique vehicle like the Chevy Volt calls for a new level of connectivity and control and that's exactly what OnStar will bring to Volt owners. CUT: (Dorfstatter) Traditional OnStar features like door unlock and remote horn and lights are also now available with the application. And with its remote start, Volt owners can even precondition the car's inside temp using power from the grid, saving the battery for driving. SCRIPT: For more, log onto onstar-dot-com. That's Zero to Sixty from GM. I'm Bobbi Owens.
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  • Ryan Nagorsen
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    United States
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