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General Motors Getting Closer to Launch of 2011 Chevy Volt - VIDEO FEATURE

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Chevy Volt driving down world famous Lombard Street in San Francisco

DETROIT - May 12, 2010: With the upcoming launch of Chevy's 2011 Volt at the end of this year, electric cars are quickly becoming a reality. And although they may look and feel like "regular gas-powered cars" and give drivers the comfort they are used to, under the hood lays the car of the 21st century. Using millions of computer simulations that allow more testing in less time, General Motors was able to build this electric car in less than five years. If fact, the powerful lithium-ion batteries that power the Volt are running non-stop at a state-of-the-art lab, to simulate a 10-year lifespan.

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