At the end of last week, GM CEO Rick Wagoner made some comments that spurred any speculation that the carmaker might miss the 2010 much-touted production target for 100 mpg plug-in hybrid model Chevrolet Volt. But in a new entry on the blog posted by Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, he confirms that still… the 2010 timeframe is very much alive.
`This program remains a top commitment to the company, and we are holding tight to our 2010 deadline` wrote Lutz.
`While 2007 was a big year for the Volt, we expect 2008 to be even bigger` he said on the company`s blog. `As each day passes, our confidence and understanding of the battery technology necessary for the Volt to go into production grows`.
The batteries will leave the lab soon to be tested on the streets in prototype car, affirmed Lutz. `There`s no way we can predict how these batteries will perform over 10 years based on only two months of testing, but I can assure you, there will be a point in time when we have the full confidence that our solution will reach this goal`.
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