GM announced that the Chevrolet Volt has made a giant step toward becoming a reality, design is finalized and a production version will be revealed in the very near future. GM wants to built more than 100,000 units a year after 2010. Volt will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center that now builds full-size luxury sedans.

"We intend to show a production version of the Chevy Volt publicly in the very near future," said Rick Wagoner, GM chairman and CEO, in perhaps the most encouraging news to come out of the GM annual shareholders’ meeting here. "We remain focused on our target of getting the Volt into Chevrolet showrooms by the end of 2010."

Wagoner added: "The Chevy Volt is a go. We believe this is the biggest step yet in our industry’s move away from our historic, virtually complete reliance on petroleum to power vehicles."

As both exterior and interior design are finalized, the next step toward production include validating the car’s lithium-ion batteries and working on "ancillary systems," such as its air-conditioning system and stereo.


Source: Inside Line

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  (6023) posted on 06.7.2008

Can’t anyone spell any more?

"GM wants to built more than 100,000 units..."

"...away from our historic, virtually complete reliance on petroleum to power vehicles." Power vehicles?

  (62) posted on 06.5.2008

it looks great, a really 21 century car

  (70) posted on 06.4.2008

a big step for GM, i hope they will make a car with batter autonomy, then the other electric cars on the market

  (520) posted on 06.4.2008

it looks strange, but if can go more then 10 miles at a top speed of 5 is a step fowerd smiley

  (47) posted on 06.4.2008

This rendering reminds me of the Honda Insight, although I think the Volt will be much more successful.

AK47  (1024) posted on 06.3.2008

Is this a van or a car?

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