by Michael dEstries
Categories: Transport
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Somewhere, Ed Begley Jr. is miffed.

The green king of Hollywood has been passed over in favor of this rival, Bill Nye (the science guy) as part of Chevy’s efforts to get their new electric Volt into the hands of enthusiasts and celebrities.

The automaker has created a 15-member Chevrolet Volt Customer Advisory Board that they say is one of the final steps in validating the vehicle and determining overall customer experience in preparation for the retail launch late this year.

Beyond Nye, the lucky group also includes “Who Killed The Electric Car” star Chelsea Sexton, as well as TreePeople president Andy Lipkis and Bryan Voltaggio, celebrity chef and owner of Volt restaurant in Maryland.

Participants in the program will receive a free 2011 Volt and home charging station for a period of three months. Limited commercial sales will commence for customers in California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and the Washington D.C. area later in the year.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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