Eight years ago today, the Chevy Volt concept was the subject of my first story to… 1


Eight years ago today, the Chevy Volt concept was the subject of my first story to go really huge

Back then, Digg.com was still relevant and this was my first story to hit the top of the front page thanks in part to links from sites like DailyKos. As an engineer and a tech geek, I was hugely excited by what +Chevrolet was proposing with the E-Flex powertrain and thought this car had so much potential. Over the next four years I went on to write hundreds more articles on the development of the Volt and many other green vehicles that I compiled into an e-book.
http://www.amazon.com/Recharging-Car-Sam-Abuelsamid-ebook/dp/B005GY0SZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420627913&sr=8-1&keywords=recharging+the+car

This morning I'm heading out get an early look at the second-generation Volt before it gets a full public reveal next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Hopefully some of that original unrealized potential from eight years ago will come to fruition this time. ?

Detroit Auto Show: It’s here. GM’s plug-in hybrid is the Chevy Volt Concept
September 2008 Update: To see the production version of the Volt, click here.

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  • Michael Gooderham

    I've seen the Vauxhall Ampera (different nose, same car) maybe two or three times in the wild since it went on sale a few years ago. I'm actually a little surprised they're doing a second generation. Unless it's a big step forwards in technology, I fear it will be considered pointless while oil prices plummet.? Does the average person need a have a heavier, more expensive sedan to save them a third (or however much it is) on fuel consumption when fuel's getting so much cheaper anyway?