Bob Boniface the director of the E-Flex design studio at GM
is in Traverse
City MI this week for the Management Briefing Seminars. We already saw the new teaser shots of the Volt
released yesterday and Green Fuels Forecast had a chance to speak with Boniface following his presentation. Boniface elaborated on some of the design changes that have brought the Volt to where it will be for production. The slim packaging of the battery pack down the center tunnel and the re-shaping of the body have not only reduced the drag but also increased interior volume. As we've heard before, the drag reduction was key to helping achieve the 40 mile electric range target for the Volt. GM has also posted a new wind tunnel video that gives a further hint about the overall shape of the Volt that you can check out after the jump.
: There's an extra video added after the jump of the Boniface presentation from MBS that includes additional images.