• Aug 11, 2009
Follow the jump to watch Fritz Henderson's GM product and tech update at 8AM Eastern

General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson will make a presentation this morning at 8:00 AM EDT from the GM Tech Center in Warren MI. One month after exiting bankruptcy, Henderson will update the media on GM's progress so far, as well as make some product announcements, which were previewed yesteday during a similar presentation to social media users as part of a deftly-executed viral campaign. Among the announcements expected today is Chevy Volt-related news that formally explains the cryptic "230" hint discussed last week. Bloomberg reports this morning that the number represents the Volt's EPA city fuel economy rating-- as in 230 mpg. We'll be on hand in Warren for the briefing, and you can watch the announcement live yourselves via webcast at 8AM Eastern after the jump.

[Source: General Motors]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      well its official, 230 mpg is what GM needed to be #1, and its what they needed to shut up all the haters out there

      Good job General, good job
        • 5 Years Ago
        They're #1 at what? At making a concept car that gets high mpg's?

        Oh my revolutionary! Like Carlos said before, when I see it, ill believe it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      230 MPG when dealing with electric cars is like rating a Saturn V rocket in EPA terms. 3 tons of fuel every second would work out at, say, 1 inch per gallon....
      • 5 Years Ago
      If 230 MPG applies to city driving, it does not follow that VOLT will only get 50 on the highway. On a full battery charge you go 40 miles, then the motor turns on. If the motor driven volt gets 30mpg, and you drive another 30 miles, then you just got 70mpg! If you go another 300 miles then you just got (40+300)/10 gallons=34mpg. 34mpg for a long trip isn't so hot sounding to me. So you need to drive 100miles on the highway to get 50mpg(assuming 30mpg in backup mode)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Im confused. I thought the ATS was going to be shown :( Did i misunderstand something?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sam, you really got Frank going!! Great post, and I am stoked as to the future product.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oooh... CTS Coupe V will come out!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Forget 230 miles per gallon, I'm diggin Fritz's blazer/polo shirt combo with the kahki pants. I'm sold on GM now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's my guess as well. mpgs.

      Although, they also started selling cars on ebay today, so maybe the 230 is the reserve price? or shipping cost?

      ...or their feedback rating.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If that's the MPG rating for the Volt in the city then holy smokes. This certainly will change everything.

      Of course, shouldn't the Leaf coming out next year have a little infinite symbol?
      • 5 Years Ago
      230 mpg city EPA rating for the Volt.
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