Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Chevy Volt ready for its big screen debut as an Autobot!

Out in Long Beach, California, they are shooting footage for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Besides Ironhide, the GMC Topkick C6500 that gets about 6 mpg was a welcome addition from Chevy, the Volt.

It's not that far from the original concept seen in this video. A poll on the site gm-volt.com shows that 65% actually prefer the production version over the concept version.

The cool thing about the Volt is that it's a plug-in hybrid that goes up to 40 miles on a charge (half the range of the EV1), but also has a "range extender", which is basically a small combustion engine used to generate a charge for the batteries bringing it's distance to 360 miles per fill up. We're not expected to see it until the end of 2009. Expect 10,000 units for 2010 and upwards of 60,000 units for 2011! The price tag is a moving target, but I'd be willing to bet it will settle at $38,995 when it's all said and done.

Here's the original video. About halfway though is where the Volt shows up. She looks pretty roadworthy.

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