Chevy Volts on 1,200 mile drive - Click above for high-res image gallery

Here at ABG, we've been tracking the progress of the Chevrolet Volt since before the concept debuted in January 2007. Along the way we've spent plenty of time with various members of the Volt team and last spring we were among the first to drive the Cruze-based powertrain development mule. Later in August, we got take a ride in one of the pre-production prototypes with global chief engineer Frank Weber. As we head into next week's Los Angeles Auto Show, GM has crossed another threshold by allowing selected members of the media actually drive the IVER prototypes with the range extender mode enabled. We will get our own chance to drive on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. PST and we'll be doing some live streaming of the event thanks to Ustream and our snazzy new Droid phone. Join us on Sunday and ride along. Watch my twitter feed @samabuelsamid for updates on what's happening.

  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive surpasses 100 miles along I-80 near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive along I-275 near Monroe, Michigan Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive stop for driver change along I-275 near Monroe, Michigan Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive along I-80 near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive departs the Milford Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive along I-80 near Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive along I-80 near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive along I-80 near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive along I-80 near Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive along I-80 near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The driver of a UPS truck flashes a "Hey Good Looking" sign at the pre-production Chevrolet Volt during an engineering test drive along I-80 near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive driver change near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive along I-80 south of Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive ready to depart the Milford Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive exiting I-96 onto Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)
  • The pre-production Chevrolet Volt engineering test drive near Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, October 13, 2009. (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)

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