GREEN DEETS: Bob Lutz Reveals Chevy Volt First Continental Battery Pack at New York Auto Show
TreeHugger was there to grab you some exclusive video of the blog-initiated Volt Nation Town Hall event at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday. New Jersey neurologist Lyle Dennis publishes gm-volt.com in his spare time and has gotten the attention of General Motors, so much so, the company sent down Robert "Bob" Lutz, vice chairman of product development. We'll bring you video of the entire event, including when Lutz said that not making a hybrid car was a "mistake" for GM. In the meantime, check out this one-minute Hi-Def video after the jump where Lutz produces from his breast pocket a few top secret snap shots of the first Continental lithium Ion battery pack developed for the Volt.To play High-Definition video click here.
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The Chevy Volt will offer average commuters an all-electric range of 40 miles, potentially eliminating most trips to the gas station.
General Motors and A123Systems co-develop cells with A123Systems’ nanophosphate battery chemistry for use in GM’s electric drive E-Flex system.
GM awarded two contracts for advanced development of battery packs, which require the integration of multiple battery cells, to Compact Power, Inc., a subsidiary of Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem, based in Troy, Mich.; and Frankfurt, Germany-based Continental Automotive Systems, a division of Continental A.G., a tier one automotive supplier.