Wall Street Journal author Joe White had the opportunity to test-drive a plugin-in modified conversion Prius, with Li-ion batteries made by A123 systems. He describes the effortless joy of driving such a car, and the fact it can go gas-free up to 40 miles with a 160-pound battery pack that costs $10,000.
He goes on in the article to mention the Volt and discussions he’s had with Tony Pozawatz, GM’s Volt vehicle line director.
Mr. Pozawatz does not say the Volt will definitely arrive, but certainly makes allusions close to that end. He is also quoted as saying that GM will have prototype battery packs in hand from the two suppliers by the end of this year.
You can feel the momentum building!
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