Thanks to Marc N. for this article - General Motors intends to build a production version of its Chevrolet Volt electric concept car in 2010, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz told reports at the Geneva Motor Show. "Competitors who write this off as a PR exercise are going to be brutally surprised," Lutz said.
"We have set an internal target of production in 2010. Whether we can make that or not, this is still kind of an unpredictable program for us," Lutz said, according to Reuters.
A fully functional Volt prototype should be ready for testing by the end of this year, Lutz said. He said GM would open much of its development process to the media.
Lutz said GM aims to make the Volt run for 40 miles on pure electric power, meaning typical commuters could make it through a day without any gasoline, and charge their vehicle for six hours at night from a home outlet.