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Old 07-14-2008, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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DETROIT, July 7 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp is rushing to finish the production version of its Chevy Volt and plans to unveil a showroom-ready model of the heavily touted electric car in September, people familiar with the project say.

GM readies Volt unveiling | Autos | Reuters (http://features.us.reuters.com/autos/news/B37D0470-4C61-11DD-A641-7B9F775B.html - broken link)
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Leaburg, Or
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Hopefully this car is well tested and is well engineered.When I read "rushing to finish production" it makes me wonder if the first purchasers are actually testing the vehicles worthiness.GM had the opportunity to jump on board of the hybrid technology back in '97' but felt the cost of re-tooling and the sales wouldn't justify it.My how times have changed.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I'm all for the electric push but is a 40 mile range the best GM could do?
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm all for the electric push but is a 40 mile range the best GM could do?
For most people that's really all it needs to get to work and back.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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For most people that's really all it needs to get to work and back.
I think with the recent spread of suburbia a 40 mile trip to work is hopeful at best. I think what bothers me more is the lack of progress in technology at this stage (in addition to the projected $35k price tag -- or is that wrong?). Does GM really think it will be able to compete with what is on the market currently; or even the up and coming hydrogen fuel-cell cars?
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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Hopefully this car is well tested and is well engineered.When I read "rushing to finish production" it makes me wonder if the first purchasers are actually testing the vehicles worthiness.GM had the opportunity to jump on board of the hybrid technology back in '97' but felt the cost of re-tooling and the sales wouldn't justify it.My how times have changed.
i'd be more than happy to test the vehicles worthiness. every vehicle ever made has given manufacturers ideas of what to do and not to do in later models.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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I'm all for the electric push but is a 40 mile range the best GM could do?

it's a start!

now maybe chrysler will get off their butts and offer 50 miles, mercedes, 60, then ford 70!

it has to start somewhere!
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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DETROIT, July 7 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp is rushing to finish the production version of its Chevy Volt and plans to unveil a showroom-ready model of the heavily touted electric car in September, people familiar with the project say.
Great news, John.

Thanks for posting!
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Broward County
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the 35K price tag will kill it....watch and see. Lutz is a moron.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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it's a start!

now maybe chrysler will get off their butts and offer 50 miles, mercedes, 60, then ford 70!

it has to start somewhere!
The the Japanese will come and offer 200 mile range for $15,000
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