Yesterday, General Motors announced that Rick Wagoner, the company's CEO, would be driving from Detroit to Washington in a Chevy Malibu Hybrid. This is true. But, it's not the whole story. After arriving in the nation's Capitol, Wagoner will ditch the Malibu at GM's Washington offices and hop into a Chevy Volt mule. The latest mules are based on the Delta underpinnings that the production Volt will feature and sport Cruze bodies. Depending on the length of the trip, the car may not use a drop of gas.

According to our friends at, Wagoner will be making a planned stop at 9:30 in the morning at the corner of Delaware Ave. and C street just outside the Russell Senate Building to show off the latest working extended-range electric vehicle. So, if you happen to be in the area...

One salient point that we expect each of the Detroit automakers to make is that all of their plans for eco-friendly vehicles, like the Chevy Volt for instance, will be impossible to realize without the help of a cash infusion from Congress. Tomorrow we see how it all plays out.


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