Many of us doubt whether or not we will get a chance to see the Chevy Volt in action or if it will even be released on schedule. However, Bob Lutz has reassured once again stating, “I would say there’s almost no reasonable doubt in our minds anymore that this is going to work.”
This promise means that despite all of the problems that GM has been running into problems trying to produce the right technology for the Volt. Lutz said that engineers have driven the car to and above its 40-mile pure electric range already.
Two companies are still trying to win the lithium-ion battery pack contract, although LG Chem says it has a 3rd-gen unit that’s ready to go. Another hurdle is the car’s internal combustion range extender starting up, which Lutz described as “noisy and still a little rough.”