• Jun 25th 2009 at 12:43PM
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Chevrolet Volt Integration prototype - click above for high res image gallery

The Chevy Volt is, as has been repeatedly said, the car that could save GM. With the auto market in China poised for expansion (at some point), it's no surprise that The General is thinking of making and selling the extended-range electric vehicle (ER-EV) there. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that GM will indeed build the Chevy Volt in China, but that all the Volts built in China will remain in China. Think of it as the Vegas of car sales. After initial production begins at GM's Hamtramck plant and export demand exceeds production there, GM will likely build Volts around the world for local markets. In the meantime, engineering and pre-production work on the Volt is taking place ahead of schedule.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Random Dude wrote, "there's no communism in China. It's a socialist dictatorship."

      Haaa haaa haaa. That's hysterical. Doh!

      And in Hitler's Germany, there was no Nazism, just National Socialism. Right?

      You're such an idiot.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Matter of fact. There never was a communist country. There were communist parties with communists and os on and so forth, but they never got past socialism.

        Talking about being an idiot:
        "National Socialism, political movement, Germany
        German Nationalsozialismus, also called Nazism or Naziism" (c) Encyclopedia Britannica

        Nazism is the abbreviation for National Socialism.
        Congratulations! You made yourself look like a retard. You might want to visit a school.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @Bip D Bo

      "The USA is the greatest country on earth and the last, best hope for us all. Sure we've got our faults and have grown too glutanous, but if you believe that Chinese communism is the way of the future,"

      Your comment is hilarious, as it shows how little you know of the world. American businesses are largely owned by foreign firms, our products are built elsewhere, industry diappeared. Oh and the 'best hope for us all", try this: America has topples more democratically elected Presidents than any other nation, it has in fact worked against, toppled and assassinated democratically elected people and supported dictators. It has bombed countless innocent nations and killed millions of innocent people in the process, but that's not something that schoolbooks mention.

      Whether we like China or not, they're doing something right: Their government has the highest surplus and financial cushion of any country on earth; and look at us, losing hundreds of billions a year.
        • 6 Years Ago
        and most of that is because of their not floating their currency and subsidizing industries like steel production just to keep people employed so they wont riot in the street.

        china is in more trouble than people think. that place is ready to exlode if the recession gets any worse, and they run out of stimulus money.
          • 3 Years Ago
          I believe China will IMPLODE
        • 6 Years Ago
        Just after I think I've read the most moronic, addle-brained, near-criminally stupid comment on the Internet, here you come and raise the bar. Kudos, Max, kudos to you.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see China is building a Bridge for California too. More workers still out of work. Don't believe me? Google it
      • 6 Years Ago
      "There never was a Communist country." - randomdude

      Nice try...but that is a quote straight out of the
      Communist Party USA

      Thanks for your participation. Better luck next time, useful idiot.
      BipDBo
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good news for the environment, but maybe bad news for US workers. I would like to see a guarantee that all components manufactured in China will stay in China. I doubt that I will see such a statement. It seems to me that this is an open door for GM to use cheap Chinese labor to produce components and just assemble the cars stateside.
        BipDBo
        • 6 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        downtoearth, Your attitude is dangerous in that it threatens to be self fulfilling. The USA is the greatest country on earth and the last, best hope for us all. Sure we've got our faults and have grown too glutanous, but if you believe that Chinese communism is the way of the future, move there, or just wait a while and support our current direction. It looks like we're headed in that direction anyway.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Bip-D-Bo,
        there's no communism in China. It's a socialist dictatorship.
        Furthermore, I don't think there's any country that can beat China when it comes to capitalism.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Good eye catching that. They said NO CARS would be sold here that were made in China. NOTHING about Components
        • 6 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        You have to build vehicles sold in China in China in order to avoid some nasty tariffs, so far as I know.

        Part of the reason hybrids do poorly in China is that they are not built domestically and have to be imported from Japan.

        BTW, Asia = future. Europe + USA = past. You have to do business there if you want to survive in the XXI Century.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @BipDBo
        Agreed. Plus, hopefully, the Chinese will learn a lot about building EV vehicles and do their own version of the Volt soon after.

        This is what the Japanese did: they improved upon the classic Ford assembly chain and are now doing their own innovations.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wait, didn't Obama count "jobs saved" at Chrystler as part of the stimulus effect? What a crock!
      • 6 Years Ago
      They will have to import a lot of our coal to produce the electricity to keep those little rollerskates charged up. Not smart.
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