Reuters. GM will have li-ion battery packs for the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid by October, will begin road testing the Volt next spring and remains on track to begin production by late 2010, according to Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman, Global Product Development.
Lutz outlined the timeline in remarks on the sidelines of the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan.
In March at the Geneva Auto Show, Lutz said that GM had set a 2010 target for the production of the Volt, but that the major uncertainty around that target was the lithium-ion battery pack.
In addition to the Volt plug-in, GM also plans to produce a plug-in version of the upcoming Saturn VUE Green Line two-mode hybrid.