GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz is in Geneva today for the big show and while talking to reporters, he reiterated that the company wants to have an electric car in production by 2010. As usual, the biggest speed-bump remains the battery technology since all the rest of the components are basically ready to go. According to Lutz: "We're sort of outside our comfort zone." With Tesla pushing ahead with plans to have their WhiteStar sedan in production in 2009, GM is definitely feeling the heat now. A fully functional version of the Volt is expected to be running later this year. Unfortunately, a production version of the Volt is likely to be much more conventional looking than the concept, particularly the placement of the front wheels.

[Source: Reuters]

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