On the GM Fastlane weblog, their head marketing honcho, Mark LaNeve promised the following….
On Sunday, Jan. 7, we’ve got something up our sleeve that we can’t talk about — yet. Suffice it to say that it’s a game-changing approach to automotive transportation that will eventually make trips to the gas station a lot less frequent and substantially less painful. This concept will make its world debut this Sunday, and we think you’ll find it as exciting and promising as we do.
And on Autoblog Green they’re telling us this:
So, we’re sitting on a few posts that we can’t show you just yet (soon, soon), but I can tell you this: GM’s new plug-in hybrid is called the Chevrolet Volt. Why can I say this already? Because the New York Times spilled the beans. They’re keeping most of the information under wraps – as requested by GM – but the name is loose. …….
Here’s what the Times says (the article is dated tomorrow, so “today” means Sunday):
Today, more than a century later, General Motors will unveil an electric concept car, the Chevrolet Volt, which has created the most buzz in advance of the show. G.M. says the Volt, a plug-in hybrid, could deliver the equivalent of 150 miles a gallon. The Volt thus promises – at least in theory, given that it could not be produced without a leap in battery technology – three times the mileage of a Toyota Prius.”
There’s a new plug-in hybrid concept coming from GM?
Once the embargo has lifted and we can study the car in a bit more detail I’ll be doing some comparison work between this new car and Saab’s Biopower Hybrid Concept, a car who’s plug-in capability was covered up at the last minute by GM prior to it’s debut at the Stockholm Motor Show in 2006.
Should be interesting….