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GM's Akerson Tells Congress Volt is Safe

By most every measure, the Volt is a 'winner,' says GM CEO Dan Akerson tells House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Published: 27-Jan-2012

Washington —General Motors chairman and CEO Dan Akerson will defend the company's plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt on Wednesday, telling Congress the vehicle is safe.

In his five-page written testimony before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee obtained by The Detroit News, Akerson rejects the idea that GM built the Volt for political reasons.

"The Volt is safe. It's a marvelous machine. It represents so much of what is right at GM and, frankly, American ingenuity and manufacturing," Akerson's testimony says. "By most every measure, the Volt is a 'winner.'"

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