Motor Trend: Volt more significant than anything Tesla ever likely to build
Meanwhile General Motors has gotten endless grief from electric vehicle advocates about how long it has taken to get the Volt to market. The Volt is a vastly more complex and technologically sophisticated vehicle than either the Roadster or Model S and yet when the first production examples are delivered to customers in November or December of this year, it will have been less than four years to get from barely mobile styling buck to showroom readiness.
Tesla absolutely deserves a lot of credit for showing that it's possible to build a zero-emissions high-performance sports car with a very respectable range and inspiring the rest of the industry to take another look at battery electric vehicles. But, as MacKenzie says, the Volt – and possibly the Nissan Leaf – will likely have a much more lasting impact.
[Source: Motor Trend]
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