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The Chevy Volt Redesign……… December 17, 2007

Posted by wilsonniblett in Auto News, Enthusiastic Commentary.
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 The U.S. Senate has approved the new Energy Bill bring new 40% higher CAFE standards to a level of 35 MPG by the year 2020.

Since this announcement has been made it is no surprise that news has been released that General Motors has been working on a redesign of the Chevrolet Volt Concept Vehicle at their new Electric Vehicle Design Center in Detroit.  They are working on streamlining the body style to give it better aerodynamics and as a result better fuel efficiency.  The proposed new vehicle will be a lot smoother 5 door design.  Their new design strategy has already achieved a 30% decrease in drag over the original concept.

Personally, I welcome this news with great excitement.  If there are to be new changes to how we view and use vehicles today and in the future, then this concept really captures the excitement.

Imagine having your very stylish commuter vehicle that performs very well in traffic and can go to and from work on one “plug in” session each day.  On longer business trips the Volt will have a back up engine that can run on a miserly amounts of fuel to keep the battery topped up.

The current plan, assuming they can work out all the engineering quirks, is for this car to be in production for the 2010 model year.

I am eagerly awaiting the release of the new and improved Volt.  Bring it on!

The Chevy Enthusiast

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