GM Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre recently sat down with the Free Press and discussed many GM-related topics, including pricing of the much-anticipated Chevy Volt. Whitacre, who will soon step down as The General’s CEO, touted the Volt’s exclusive extended-range technology as well as the E-REV’s ability to utilize both, the engine-generator and the electric motor/battery pack to power the vehicle. Whitacre also threw a few punches at Nissan’s Leaf pure electric vehicle.
“[The Volt is] the only electric car you can drive across the country and never have to plug it in. It’s always on electricity. Nobody else can make that claim and nobody is going to be able to for awhile. It’s a new technology. The proof will be in the pudding and we’ll sell more of these things than we can produce. No other electric car can go coast to coast on electricity.
“So if you’re in a (Nissan) Leaf, when you get to 49 miles out, you better be thinking about heading home — and hoping there’s no hills.”
Read more of Ed Whitacre’s interview with the Freep at the source![Source: The Freep Press]