New Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Car Proposal – Meh

Click here to see the latest version of the proposed Chevy Volt “series hybrid” gas-electric car from General Motors. Yes, that’s a fake grill on the nose of the car – apparently, all Chevies gots to have a grille whether they need it or not.

But that’s the way this “boring, boring, boring” vehicle will look once it gets to production.

But look below to see what the Chevy Volt looked like less than a year ago when it visited San Francisco.

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Nobody expected these 22-inch wheels (complete with ”not for road use” Michelin Green-X tires”) to make it into production, but the folks at Chevy could have tried a little harder to drag the show car dream into existence.  

Comes now Toyota with the third-generation Prius that might get a plug-in option at the end of next year. GM better hurry if it wants to get the Volt on the road before then.

But at least Hollywood’s Michael Bay is doing all he can to help. Having honed his skillz directing Scarlett Johansen (as Jordan Two Delta) in The Island, he’s now working on fitting the Chevy Volt into Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

But sadly, this little Chevy will just drive around and not transform into a robot or have any lines with Optimus Prime (known as Convoy in Japan).

Oh well…

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2 Responses to “New Chevy Volt Plug-In Electric Car Proposal – Meh”

  1. TB says:

    Uh, that’s not a fake grill, there’s a radiator behind it.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Not sure where the radiator is, but that grille sure looks fake to me.

    Per AutoBlogGreen:

    “As we saw in December the whole Chevrolet signature grille area is now closed off with all air coming through the opening below the bumper.”

    http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/08/09/fresh-views-of-the-production-chevy-volt-revealed-in-abc-new-vid/