Chevy Volt: Guilt-Free Motoring

January 29th, 2007 |
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Imagine never having to fill up again with gasoline. That’s the promise of the new Chevy Volt, an electric car concept created by General Motors, which debuted at the North American International Auto Show. The flex fuel hybrid car is beautiful, offers several propulsion platforms including E85, electricity, hydrogen and biodiesel and is the first to feature GM’s E-Flex system, a family of electric propulsion systems built onto a common chassis to create electricity and extend the range of the vehicle. While in Detroit, I had the opportunity to speak with one of the vehicle’s lead designers, Bob Boniface. While the Volt remains a concept car, we spoke about the vehicle’s styling, and the promise it represents for clean energy and a greener America.

Reporter’s Notes: We must be making quite an impression on the large automakers with our content here on The Next Gear. So much so that GM invited us for an all expense paid trip to Detroit to cover the North American International Auto Show. While there, they wined and dined us and gave us unprecedented access to designers, high level corporate bigwigs and company spokespeople, yet with no requirement that we publish anything about them, only that we disclose this enticement. It was an opportunity we are happy to share with you, our audience. I encourage you to leave your feedback!

-Matt Kelly

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