Chevy Volt chief engineer takes drive in first pre-production prototype [w/VIDEO]

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    The technicians and engineers at General Motors' Pre-Production operations center at the Warren, MI Tech Center have been hard at work for the last several weeks finishing up the first of about 75 integration prototypes of the Chevy Volt. They worked so hard, in fact, that the first car was completed a week ahead of schedule. These are the first actual running prototypes and include pretty much all of the production-intent hardware in a production body shell. As is typical of these integration prototypes, items like the light clusters aren't quite done yet. The intended bulbs are included in a flat black plastic cluster with the proper arrangement but the covers and internal sculpting are missing.

    Chief engineer Andrew Farah took IVER #1 (that's Integration Vehicle Engineering Release #1) out for a brief drive after it was completed and checked out and, according to the video after the jump, everything worked smoothly. While the car looks pretty much like the Volt that was unveiled last September, if you look carefully you will notice one difference. From the original concept to the styling buck we have seen for the last nine months, the charge port was always hidden under the trim piece just ahead of the driver's side mirror. There is now a flap looking much like a gas cover just below that on the fender. The charge port sits behind that flap. According to Volt spokesman David Darovitz, this is the production intent configuration. Dave, we're ready for our test drive anytime, you have our number.

    VIDEO:
    http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/24/chevy-volt-chief-engineer-takes-drive-in-first-pre-production-pr/




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    nice prius, gm :rofl:
     
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    actually it looks like a prius and a pontiac aztek fucked and had a retarded child
     
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    oh god :rofl: that looks horrendous
     
  7. Jake!

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    is the prius rated at 100 mpg?
     
  8. Method

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    a $40k prius.....:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. I actually think its a pretty good looking car. As far as I know youre pretty limited to the design of a hybrid if you want to retain the MPG due to aerodynamics :o
     
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    Is the Volt available for purchase?
     
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    ill keep my 18 mpg subaru thank you very much
     
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    i wonder if it's possible that some jackass will unintentionally pump gas on at the charge port.. and ka-blew---eeee...ahhhh i'm dying in a fire
     
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    nice gas cap placement too. oh wait...that is the plug in charger thing?
     
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    if actual tests reveal that it is actually over 100mpg

    you can bet your sweet fucking ass i'll be buying one

    i drive 200-250km in a day sometimes...and most times i try to avoid driving more than that because filling up every 2nd day isn't cool :rofl:...with 100mpg i could do 300km a day and not give a fuck about fuel
     
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    it will be soon :wiggle:
     
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    :rofl: if you think that looks any better
     
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    so the concept car looks nothing like production.. I think the lack of sporty design will just about kill sales..
     
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    concept != production
     
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  25. Bona Fide

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    So how much is it before the huge govt tax credit?
     

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