GM holding tight for the 2010 Volt deadline

Posted on Thursday, 10 January 2008 , 14:01:48 byEmil

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GM holding tight for the 2010 Volt deadline

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`.