High Volt-age artwork on show at SMMT

17 May 2012 #SMMT News

Chevrolet is the latest vehicle manufacturer to showcase its products in SMMT’s modern exhibition space located in the heart of Westminster. However, the cars are not the only stars on show: alongside the company’s Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) – Volt, and a Camaro Convertible, innovative automotive artist Ian Cook (also known as ‘Popbangcolour‘) is SMMT’s artist in residence for the week.

As well as creating a painting of his own car, a Chevrolet Spark known as the ‘SpART’, during the week, last night Ian revealed a unique artwork of the Volt that was created with fluorescent paint. The ‘world-first’ artwork was unveiled at an exclusive evening reception at SMMT, where the painting was uncovered under ultraviolet light to showcase the new technique.

The finished image, along with a time-lapse video of its creation can be viewed on Chevrolet’s Facebook page:

The Chevrolet Volt is eligible for the full £5,000 from the government’s Plug-In Car Grant. It qualifies for exemption from Vehicle Excise Duty and the London Congestion Charge, and benefits from a 50% discount on Benefit in Kind.

SMMT has published the Electric Car Guide to help motorists make more informed decisions when purchasing an electric vehicle (EV). Presented in an easy to understand Q&A-style format, the free publication addresses some of the common queries relating to EVs including information about batteries, charging, vehicle performance, on-the-road costs, government incentives and safety.

Click through to download the SMMT Electric Car Guide.

Those interested in finding out more about the Chevrolet Volt can visit

Click through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space.

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