will make some announcements* regarding the battery pack in the
. Volt marketing director Tony DiSalle and vehicle line director Tony Posawatz will be hitting the keyboards this afternoon to answer any questions from readers about the news. General Motors' massive battery lab in Warren, MI has been cycling battery packs for more than two years through accelerated tests in order to have confidence that the packs will last for 10 years and 150,000 miles. All indications so far are that
very careful handling of the battery charging and preconditioning will achieve the desired results.
The Brownstown, MI battery factory has been building packs on production tooling since January of this year for installation into the production verification vehicles being built at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The facility will now ramp up for full production of the Volt starting this fall. The webchat starts at 4 p.m. EDT today and you can submit your questions using the form
after the jump
: Here's the news:
General Motors announces 8-year/100,000-mile warranty for Volt battery