EcoGeeks have been rooting for the Chevy Volt since its initial debut as a concept car. And while we've been keeping tabs on the developments and milestones as Chevy has explored the concept, it has not been a sure thing that it would be going into production. Though it has had unprecedented pre-production enthusiasm from the public and an in-house champion for an electric drive hybrid vehicle in the vice-chairman of General Motors, Bob Lutz, the Volt has only been a concept under development - just a possible addition to Chevy's line.
That changed this week when the board at General Motors approved putting the Volt into production. The Volt will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly facility. Chevy is still targeting the end of 2010 to have the Volt available to consumers. Production versions of the final Volt design are expected to be unveiled shortly.
This gives GM two years to continue testing, get details finalized, and be ready to begin producing a different kind of car, with significant capability to run solely on electric power.
Via Detroit Free Press
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written by Gary, June 06, 2008
written by Gary, June 07, 2008
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