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Lutz blogs about driving Volt mule

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At Last: Behind the Wheel of Volt Test Mule

In fact, recently, at GM’s Milford Proving Ground, I drove an official “engineering development vehicle” with the 16-kwh lithium-ion battery pack we’ve been testing for our E-Flex System and I have to say – pun half-intended – it was electrifying.
Maximum Bob autographs the mule...
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Zete, you're correct - and I don't think the term "affordable" can be overstated in this instance. As one of the bloggers mentioned in the original article, the true impact of the Volt will happen when it becomes affordable to hundreds of thousands of consumers.

The year they sell as many Volts as Toyota sells Camrys, is the year that will mark the permanent and continual decline in fossil fuel consumption in the United States. The rest of the globe will eventually follow the U.S. quickly over the years following.
That won't be possible for a while due to the battery demand, build the car would be possible, just without the battery. Battery companies tend to be a bit slow at producing.
Now why did he have to go and say "if" - it kinda made me a little queasy.
When leadership approves vehicles it means that they are able to guarantee the vehicle. Making it as public as they did and with Wagoner saying it means they should be out on November 10th, 2010.
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