Lutz: GM Plans Electric Version of Chevy Volt

Official GM press release and AP report quoting Bob Lutz.

Published: 11-Jan-2010

EV World Publisher Note: the following AP news story just appeared

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. will build a pure-electric vehicle by expanding the Chevrolet Volt's battery pack and removing its internal combustion engine, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said.

He would not say exactly when such a vehicle would make it into showrooms, but said it would be 'technologically trivial' to switch the Volt to pure electric.

The Volt can run 40 miles on a charge from a standard home power outlet. After the battery runs down, a 1.4-liter four-cylinder internal combustion engine takes over and generates electricity to power the car.

SOURCE: NY TIMES


Official GM Press Release

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