Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid Pictures Accidentally Released On General Motors Web Site

by Trendy

Whether this was a real publicity move by General Motors is unknown after GM made it clear that the leaked Chevy Volt pictures (above), that were picked up carconnection, were accidentally released on the General Motors Web Site.

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid and General Motors will unveil it officially next week at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. The pictures that were accidentally posted show some GM employees photographed with the production version of the Chevy Volt. The production version of the Volt looks significantly different from the concept car that GM had shown earlier. GM says the changes in production version were required to make the car more aerodynamic and fuel efficient. The Chevy Volt has industry watchers excited as it would the first of its kind from the big manufacturer. The Volt will be powered by lithium ion batteries and a regular gasoline engine. The batteries would allow the car to travel to up to 40 miles on just electric power.

The Chevy Volt is expected to be available to consumers in 2010 and cost about $40,000. The large cost is mainly due to the fact that battery powered technology for cars is fairly new and is in its early stages. As the technology gets better, it is predicted that the cost to produce battery powered cars will go down significantly. The car can be made more affordable if congress gets its act together and works towards giving tax breaks for consumers spending money on plug-in cars.

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