Chevy Volt battery breezing through tests
GM's Bob Lutz told Reuters that the Chevy Volt continues to hit all benchmarks and that the battery is performing so well that GM is on the verge of naming is supplier, either A123 Systems and/or LG Chem. More important, the Volt should be ready for its 2010 launch.
"I would say there's almost no reasonable doubt in our minds anymore that this is going to work," said Lutz, who heads vehicle development for GM.
Lutz also took a poke at Toyota claiming it was GM that forced Toyota to reconsider lithium-ion batteries for hybrid cars and that reporters should remember that GM pushed forward with something that Toyota said wasn't possible.