2007 Detroit Auto Show; GM Unveils Volt All-Electric Concept - VIDEO ENHANCED


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Bob Lutz helps introduce the Chevy Volt

EDITOR'S NOTE: This page contains two embeded videos. The first is the complete GM Press Conference in Detroit. The second (at the bottom of the page) is a shorter video that contains remarks made by Rick Wagoner, Bob Lutz and others about the VOLT concept car.

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DETROIT - January 7, 2007: At the 2007 North American International Auto Show today, General Motors' head honcho Rick Wagoner unveiled the Chevrolet Volt concept sedan and announced that production work has begun on a new generation of electric vehicles that could eliminate gas stations for Americans who live close to their workplaces.




Built on a platform that GM calls the E-flex System, the Volt is a battery-powered electric car that has a range of 40 city miles after a six-hour charge from a household electrical outlet – which would make it a viable, gas-free daily driver for Americans whose one-way work commute is 20 miles or less. That’s 78 percent of all American workers, according to GM car czar Bob Lutz.

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The car also has a flex-fuel gasoline engine that extends the range to up to 640 miles. The gas engine does not drive the wheels – instead, it creates electricity that powers the wheels.

The Volt’s sharp-angle body style evokes current Cadillacs. Lutz said the car proves that “environmentally conscious cars can actually look good, as well.”




Complete specifications on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt Base and other vehicles are available at the New Car Buyers Guide!

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