For the past three-plus years, General Motors has provided the public with constant updates regarding the Chevrolet Volt's status. From the day of the Volt's public introduction back in 2007 to the start of production (scheduled for November 11th), The General has basically provided a play-by-play commentary that walked us through the development of GM's first extended-range electric vehicle (ER-EV). GMs employees, including Tony Posawatz, Rob Peterson, Larry Nitz, Jon Laukner and many more, have been open to answering most of our Volt-related questions.

Now that the Volt is ready for production and developmental work is basically complete, GM's focus will slowly shift away from its current ER-EV and towards the arduous task of developing the next-generation Voltec-based products. GM has been rather tight-lipped about these future offerings and, as development progresses, the word is it may maintain its less-than-transparent approach. Tony Posawatz, vehicle line director for the Chevrolet Volt, spoke with GM-Volt about transparency on future Voltec products, and he said:
We will not be as transparent on the Gen 2 Volt and Voltec offerings in the future product plan. We will continue to share our learnings as Volt is launched and rolled out and people need to be educated on the virtues of electrified transportation
But GM spokesman, Rob Peterson, offered a slightly different take on the subject of transparency with this remark:
We're still trying to get Gen 1 to the dealers. We don't want to confuse the message. We'll talk about Gen 2 as it becomes appropriate.
GM's transparent approach has certainly created a significant amount of hype for the Volt and we'd think that it's in the company's best interest to stick with this tactic. With development of future Voltec vehicles already underway, we'll find out if The General agrees with us soon enough.

[Source: GM-Volt]

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