Video: Chevy Volt’s chief engineer test-drives prototype, GM making few Volts every week

First Pre-Production Chevrolet Volt

Andrew Farah, chief engineer behind the Chevrolet Volt, had promised himself to get behind a working Chevrolet Volt by July 4th, 2009. Farah beat his personal goal yesterday and took the first pre-production Volt for a spin around the Technical Center Campus in Warren, Michigan.

“To this point, I’ve only experienced the Volt through the virtual world of computer aided-design and concepts, as pieces and components scattered about on tables during meetings, and as engineering development “mule” vehicles during test drives,” Farah wrote. “But yesterday, I was able to sit in, touch and drive an early version of the real thing.”

Farah said the GM will be producing “a few Volts per week now” but will quickly ramp up production to 10 units per week. It hopes to complete 80 pre-production units by October.

Check out a video of Farah and his pre-production Volt drive after the jump.

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– By: Omar Rana