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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is being revealed, slowly but surely, sketch by video by Webisode by photo--and these are the latest driblets in the GM PR machine's steady leak of Volt information.

The sketches are said to show the production front end and tail of the 2011 Volt, the plug-in hybrid that GM promises will go on sale in late 2010. The new plug-in will likely be shown in production form at either the Paris auto show in September, or at the Detroit auto show in January, where Toyota also plans to show off its next-generation 2010 Prius.

2011 Chevrolet Volt

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GM says the Volt will have an electric-only range of 40 miles, before its lithium-ion batteries need a recharge from the small gasoline engine that will run in tandem with its motors.

In a new video clip on the Web, GM is also showing off some aerodynamic tweaks to the design on a small-scale model. Bob Boniface, Director of Design for Chevrolet Volt, says in a post on the GM Fastlane blog that the result is an "attractive balance between aerodynamic performance and styling."

Stay tuned for more on the 2011 Volt as TheCarConnection.com prepares for this weekend's Pebble Beach Concours and the upcoming Paris auto show.



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  1. The original design was weird, but distictive...this one is just uninspiring and underwhelming. Hopefully, something about the rest of the car is going present a more dynamic appearence! Also, why do the Volt's 40 mile range batteries weigh 400lbs? Seems like for that amount of Li-ion battery mass you should be able to go more than 40 miles
     
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  2. Get a copy of "Who Killed The Electric Car" (Sony Pictures) from Amazon.com and learn about GM's EV-1, or just read ev1.org/
    They built a whole fleet of them over TEN years ago. They were fully developed, highly successful, as fast as a Ferrari and users begged to buy them, but they were all recalled from their (lessee) users and crushed! All except ONE - which was stripped of its innards (so it couldn't be copied) and the body shell was donated to a car museum. Why was the EV-1 project killed off? Because GM realised that they were virtually maintenance free and they'd make nothing in after-sales revenue, and in cahoots with the oil companies, they killed the electric car for their own corporate reasons, in other words, greed!
    Toyota also built a fleet of fully electric RAV-4 models, also highly successful, but they died too because the company that made the batteries (as also happened with the EV-1) was bought by oil companies and the batteries became unavailable.
    The EV-1 was developed and built to comply with California's new (at the time) Zero Emissions mandate, but General Motors and the oil companies hounded the Government into submission and the Zero Emissions bill was withdrawn, after which all the EV-1's were recalled and destroyed. A blatant conspiracy by vested interests to keep electric cars off our roads!
    IF the Chevy Volt ever sees tarmac it won't be because they want to build it but because they are forced to, and if oil prices plummet then production of the Volt will probably be scaled back. Why didn't they just revive the EV1 which was already fully developed? We could have had viable fully electric vehicles a decade ago and saved how much GHG pollution in the process? I'll believe the Chevy Volt exists when I can buy one and drive it.
     
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  3. is this mike horn originally from asheville north carolina?
     
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