Production version of GM Volt unveiled

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  1. Ari

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    Anyone see this on CNN Live? There's a 5-minute video clip of Lutz driving the Volt onto a rotating stage. Sorry, no direct link available and gm-volt.com seems to have crashed. There was no new information in the video, only the claims we know so far: 40 mile battery range, with a gas engine range extender.
     
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    The GM-Volt site is up, for me, but I can't find the video anywhere. CNN.com is funky and I can't seem to get anywhere except the home page.

    Would like to see the video if anyone finds it.
     
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    Working video:

     
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    No audio??
     
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    Nice looking car. I would love to see some shots of the interior and whatever their version of the MFD is.

    I saw this on another site. Basically someone Photoshopped different colors on the Volt. Kind of interesting to see what it looks like in different colors...

    2011 Chevy Volt - colors - Autoblog
     
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    here is the press release with links to interior and exterior hi res photos
    GM Media Online
     
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    Thanks. Those are much better!
     
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    Great looking car! I don't particularly like the front end, but it is distinctively Chevy.

    Let's see the dollars, delivery dates and performance info. For everyone's sake, I hope this car succeeds.


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    I like the futuristic interior (though not the white color of the center console) and dual LCDs...very much like a modern airplane cockpit.

    The styling visible in the hires photos is nicer than I expected from the early release photos.
     
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    Looks quite nice. Hopefully it will not be killed as EV1 was.
     
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    Can't wait to buy one! I'm 8,000 something on the gm-volt waiting list, so hopefully GM works with that list a little bit. I can't hold on to my current car forever.
     
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    It's interesting to see the sentiment here turning to positive. I think the Volt looks awesome and it's encouraging to see GM being progressive in their design (the interior is bonkers) as well as the technology.
     
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    I think you'll find that the sentiment toward GM is still pretty negative...I don't trust them, but remain optimistic that they'll change.

    There are a vocal few that are very negative about the Volt...but honestly I think it's just people that refuse to forgive GM or to believe that they can change.

    I'm mostly positive about the Volt. I like the idea, I like that it's another step toward fossil fuel free roads, I like that it's a step toward full EVs. But it's very unlikely I'll ever own one...4 seats won't do for my family of 5 and that's a major disappointment to me. The price has crept up as well, putting it well out of reach for many.

    The excitement is well founded and I'm a supporter and most definately want the Volt to be a major success. But I'm also a skeptic and a realist and have some lingering doubts about the car's ability to penetrate the market place and GM's commitment to advanced technology.
     
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    I love my Prius and I will keep it as long as it goes...

    but I would love a fully electric car. I can't be one of the first for this car, just as I could not be for the Prius. But I sure hope my next car can be a rechargeable electric with the capability (when necessary) of more extended range.

    I wish you great success Chevy Volt!
     
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    0-60 in under 9 seconds according to the CNN article.

    And I saw on autobloggreen.com that they're going to do a trial run on the production line with 40+ cars during the rest of the year to work the kinks out of the production line.
     
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    I'm not encouraged by the 360-mile range they are now shooting for. I'd still want 450 miles or so before even starting to look for gas. Maybe that 2014 Prius is still a go.

    Ummm, unless THAT tank shrinks...
     
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