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... here comes the delays
 

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better late than never
 

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i volunteer to help
 

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This news isn't all that new. Wagoner said a while ago that easter was not possible and June was more likely. Now Bob is telling us July. From what I know the delay is not due to battery performance. The testing is just taking longer than expected.
 

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If this car comes to market in 2010 like they have said it would, it'll probably be December 31,2010. They can't rush this thing if they want it to work properly!
 

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July is a good month to test the hot weather performance.
 

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To be fair to GM, the production of the batteries is a little out of their control.
To be fair to GM, the comments of one of it's officers should be entirely within their control, and there's no reason for this non-event to impact GM's credibility like this (other than Lutz's out of control ego):

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/01/14/bob-lutz-has-egg-on-his-face-drivable-volt-in-june/

Bob - if you have to do this, why not at least build some slack into the date you give the media? Now Toyota - who's working on a Prius that only offers 8 miles of electric range, appears to know more about hybrids than GM, without even considering what happens if Toyota overdelivers.
 

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Now Toyota - who's working on a Prius that only offers 8 miles of electric range, appears to know more about hybrids than GM, without even considering what happens if Toyota overdelivers.
All one has to do is compare the 2-Mode to HSV to see that Toyota doesn't know more about hybrids than GM.
Don't worry about dates... above all else this thing must work and work reliably.
 

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Again, I must remind myself that this is a GM fan site.


Honestly, the Volt is nothing short of the re-invention of the automobile. A delay or two is to expected. Maybe I'm wrong, but I feel GM needs and deserves support for this project because a hell of a lot is riding on it.
 

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This news isn't all that new. Wagoner said a while ago that easter was not possible and June was more likely. Now Bob is telling us July. From what I know the delay is not due to battery performance. The testing is just taking longer than expected.
The delay was caused by the first test of the first mule requiring a full minute to reach 60 mph. They needed to find out the cause of this problem. Sounds like they have isolated the issue.
 
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