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Bob Lutz introducing Chevrolet Volt serial hybrid
GM Co-chairman Bob Lutz introduces the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the opening of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Video from NAIAS press conference debuting GM's newest electric concept car

By EV World

General Motors introduced the Chevrolet Volt E-Flex, range-extended electric concept car Sunday, January 7, 2007 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Introducing the Volt was Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, who commented, "It is highly unlikely that oil alone will supply all of the world's rapidly-growing automotive energy requirements."

He pointed out that, "Electricity that is used to drive vehicles can be made from the best local power sources whether that is ethanol, bio-diesel or gasoline, or in the case of electricity from the power grid, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind or hydroelectric."

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The company notes the Volt:

Vice Chairman Bob Lutz went on to comment, "The truth is ... we are moving forward with technology that will unite several sources of energy ... and E-Flex technology is the conduit that makes it all happen."

"By using electricity or hydrogen, we would decrease our dependence on oil without decreasing personal independence ... the kind we can only get from anautomobile."

Reflecting what one EV World reader sees as a really exciting, "bad-ass" design, Lutz concluded, "Environmentally-conscious cars can actually look good too."

Agreed, Bob. Now build it, don't just talk about it.

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Published: 08-Jan-2007

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