Lutz says Volt's batteries are "flawless"

Now that we've seen at least a blurry vision of the Chevy Volt's exterior and a Photoshopped front end (above), how about hearing a bit more about the inside, specifically the batteries? According to GM's master of ceremonies vice chairman, Bob Lutz, the lithium ion battery packs that are powering the Volt mules around GM's test tracks are "performing flawlessly."

We heard already that GM has picked a battery supplier, and this has got to be good news for either Continental/A123 Systems or LG Chem/Compact Power Inc. Lutz continued: "It's almost scary we are not seeing any problems with the batteries."

There is one big potential flaw, though: price. Durability and longevity predictions are showing that the batteries will work as hoped, but in their cost projections, GM is expecting each and every Volt will need a new battery pack while it is under warranty. Thanks to Dave T.

[Source: Kicking Tires]

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