The final unit of the pre-production Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid rolled off General Motors test-assembly facility in Warren on Friday. The next stop for the pre-production units is the Detroit automaker’s Milford proving ground and hot weather testing to maker sure the electric powertrain can function at high temperatures.
“This is the same kind of work we do on any new car, but it”s got a different purpose,” said Keith Brown, who assembles new vehicles in the preproduction facility. “We want to get off foreign oil. I hope everybody buys the Volt and loves it, and we can push the industry in that direction.”
The Chevrolet Volt is scheduled to hit U.S. dealerships in November 2010.
It was reported earlier this morning that GM has started preparing its Flint facility to build 4-cylinder engines for the production Volt.
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– By: Kap Shah
Source: Free Press