All-Electric Chevrolet Volt in the Works?

General Motors hasn't yet launched the standard Volt and people have already started talking about other versions of the car, such as an all-electric flavor that would be driven on electricity alone. Bob Lutz, now serving as GM vice chairman, said in a statement at the 2010 North American International Auto Show than an all-electric Volt is just a thing that has to be done as "you just leave some parts out," as noted.

Chevrolet Volt will officially go on sale in the United States later this year and will arrive in European stores in 2011.

General Motors recently announced an investment of $336 million for Chevrolet Volt's production. The investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant raises the overall Michigan expenditure to $700 million and concerns a total of eight facilities, with Detroit-Hamtramck to play the role of the final assembly location for the Volt.

“We expect the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will be the first facility in the U.S. owned by a major automaker to produce an electric car. It is the hub for the wheel that we began rolling in 2007 when the Volt debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit,” said Jon Lauckner, GM vice president of global product planning.

“Since then, the field of challengers and partners has grown significantly. This competition will expedite the development of electric vehicle technology and infrastructure.”

The standard Volt will provide a total range of 40 miles when driven on pure electricity. Pricing on the car is yet to be disclosed but the final details will be made official soon as we get closer to the projected launch date.
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