GM’s Beth Lowery on the Chevy Volt

February 6th, 2007 |
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“If we are going to reduce our dependency on petroleum, there has to be a demand for flex fuel and electric vehicles,” says GM‘s Vice President of Environment & Energy, Beth Lowery. I spoke with her during the North American International Auto Show, where she was very excited about the release of the new Chevy Volt, General Motors’ electric concept car built with a diverse E-Flex fuel platform. While the car combines design and technology, there will be regulatory issues to go through for the vehicle to be available to the masses, not to mention development of battery technology for it to be scalable. But she assures me GM’s engineers are working on it.

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-Matt Kelly

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