In the passing of another milestone, GM has finally announced the paint colors the Chevy Volt will be available in at the start of production: Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Crystal Red Metallic, a premium White Diamond Tri-Coat, and an unnamed Silver Emerald.

They have also announced a contest to name this signature exclusive Volt paint color which is the familiar silver with emerald hue shown in the photo above.

To enter the contest you create a unique name for the color and submit it at the link below. The contest starts today at 8:00 AM EDT and will run until November 4th at 8:00 AM .

From all of the submissions they receive, GM will choose three finalists "based equally on originality, creativity, and the ability to capture the innovation and spirit of the Volt."  Then, a public consumer vote will take place and from the three finalists a winner will be chosen.  That vote will take place from November 16th at 8 AM to December 1 at 8AM also on this site.

The three finalists and their guests will get free all-expense-paid trips to the LA Auto Show on December 2nd. The paint color winner will be announced on December 1st and be given the exclusive opportunity to test drive a pre-production Chevy Volt.

Though not confirmed, it is possible that charge-sustaining (generator) mode will be included in the test drive.

“We want to invite consumers into the development process of the Chevy Volt and give people an opportunity to be part of our program,” said Maria Rohrer, director, global Volt and global marketing operations at Chevrolet. “We’re looking for a color name that captures the innovation and spirit of the Volt.”

As the Internet's oldest and leading independent Chevy Volt fan site, right here on you have the opportunity to enter your name and the name you choose for the color by clicking the link that says 'Submit Your Name Here' at the end of this post.

For what it's worth, I have chosen Freedom Earth Silver, signifying freedom from oil.

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