Over the course of a number of months we’ve been bombarded by Chevrolet with photos, videos, and even a detailed description of the Chevy Volt.

By the sheer amount of time and money being invested on this car, you would think that it should, at the very least, already be in the production stages, right?

Well, as it turns out, developing such a car takes longer than any of us ever expected. Yet, despite the slow-rolling of the Volt, Chevy has remained pretty steadfast in their commitment to making the Volt a reality and their latest piece of good news seems to be a step in the right direction.

According to Chevrolet, the first pre-production Volt recently rolled out of the company’s production facility in Hamtramck, Michigan.

Just so we don’t get ahead of ourselves, we have to point out that the car is a pre-production model, which is pretty much a glorified test car to determine whether the Volt is up to par to the enormously high standards General Motors has given it. But even if it is a ‘pre-production’ model, the mere fact that something finally rolled out of the assembly line leads us to believe that the Volt could very well end up out on the road one day.


Source: GM

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  (415) posted on 06.17.2011

I really don’t get on why car manufacturer keep on building electric cars when they are not so reliable. I was thinking that this is just a waste of effort!

  (858) posted on 06.17.2011

Same thought goes with me. I don’t think that electric cars are reliable! I think this version still needs further research.

  (1211) posted on 02.17.2011

I doubt many readers of this article will bother to visit the source at Greencars site’, but if you do, you’ll find info which makes the headline of this article appear biased against the Volt. In-class rankings are much more relevant than absolute rankings, as they account for the size and purpose of of the vehicle.

  (559) posted on 02.17.2011

Well, I bet many are already craving to have it in their garage. I hope there is an RS version too of Volt.

  (1332) posted on 04.11.2010

If there are two things that I wouldn’t be giving to a 20 year old teen is the keys to a car as hot as the Ferrari 430 Spyder and money to buy himself some gas to drive it. It always spells disasters specially with the teens and their driving behavior nowadays.

  (647) posted on 04.8.2010

Well, if it’s a test car or something, then it wouldn’t be long before they actually bring it to a mass production. Which, we all hope that they soon do. I wonder how many tests they actually give cars for the first unit of the models. Hopefully, it wouldn’t be as troublesome as some of the cars from Toyota.

  (544) posted on 04.7.2010

Sporty looking green car. I must admit that its headlamps have some similarities with Honda Civic and Kia KUOP.

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