• Jul 8, 2008
Just how important is the Chevy Volt for ailing General Motors? Obviously, that's a rhetorical as GM is making it out to be the second coming of the horseless carriage. The money being invested into the latest battery technology and the sophisticated platform which carries it proves that the General is placing massive wager on plug-in electric cars. And you can bet that it will be hyping the Hell out of them too. We already reported on the fact that the Volt will be a centerpiece of General Motor's upcoming Centennial celebration, and now we hear that the production Volt could join GM's other upcoming gas-saver, the Chevy Beat, by making an appearance in the highly anticipated Transformers sequel.

Die-hard Camaro fans have been anxiously awaiting its formal introduction since it strutted its stuff in concept form in the first installment of Transformers. Thankfully for Volt aficionados, along with just about anyone else looking to save a few bucks on their fuel bills, we shouldn't need to wait nearly as long after its big-screen debut for a shot at driving off the showroom floor in a shiny new electric car, assuming the Volt actually arrives on schedule for its 2010 launch.

[Source: Reuters]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Unbelievable how GM has bet the farm on this thing for the last 2 years and the next 2 years. They are scared to death on making a 14k car with good gas milage and good driving characteristics but dont mind gambling all they have on a 40k car with 2 years to go and unproven technology.

      I mean I wish them well but why not fortify your house first before making this halo car? Even if Mccain or Obama toss out 10k cash back for this I still dont see them moving more than 50,000 units a year. Since they sell 4 million vehicles a year in USA alone, its a drop in the bucket but a huge financial risk.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I believe the complaint you were trying to make was "bad interiors", because GM has offered 14k cars with good gas millage and comparable handling(lets be real these are ECONOMY cars) since the J-bodies.
        • 6 Years Ago
        They improved the mpg on the Cobalt 20% this year as an answer to the gas crunch. No, it's not under $14K, but the dollar doesn't go as far as it used to. You'll have to make do with $14K.

        The Aveo is under $14K, and well, it works. It's no joy to drive, but in terms of economy, it matches up against its competitors.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It wouldn't be a surprise.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As long as they dont call it Voltron
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm rooting for GM, hope they pull this off and regain it's dominance in the industry as a game changer..

      • 6 Years Ago
      I was at a GM seminar this morning and the Rrep stated to everyone in the room that this vehicle will come out by the end of 2010 as a 2011 model (just in time for GM's 100th birthday). He stated that they are now only working on getting the cost down so they don't lose money making it. The batteries ARE working and they are getting 40 miles on a single charge in cars that are not as aerodynamic as the Volt wil be. This vehicle is a lot closer than most people think.
      • 6 Years Ago
      With GM stock under 10$/share the Volt, Beat etc will either save or sink this company in the relatively near future.

      I'm betting on save and this stock price is hard to resist. It may be time to take a buy some options.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It is irresistible at $10 a share...

        That's what I said about Ford @ $6.10 a share, :( :( now its mid $4!
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        • 6 Years Ago
        It is irresistible at $10 a share
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM-wouldn't it be better for you help offset the high asking price for this vehicle using the thousands of dollars your wasting by dragging this car around the world teasing the consumers for the next 2 years-like you have done with the Camaro?
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