A segment from the CNBC documentary "Saving General Motors". Shows the 2007 Chevy Volt concept, Mali-Volt mule including the Lutz test drive, and a few seconds of the passenger front side of the redesign.

Can the Volt save General Motors? Will it kick-start the electrification of the automobile? And what will happen to GMs already stained image if they cannot bring the Volt as the people expect it in 2010?

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    • Richard Joash Tan
      Richard Joash Tan

      you are a bullshit

      about 6 years ago
    • danwat1234
      danwat1234

      @liveoilfree @liveoilfree Hey, when are you going to help me win a nissan leaf? I called ja and left you a message.. I need votes for my video dude! I only have 16 days left to get votes thanks for reading

      about 8 years ago
    • you toob
      you toob

      so the taxpayers willl subsidize this thing so that it will be 'slightly' affordable for the rich anyway even with tax credits

      get a proven vw diesel techbnology and pocket the rest of the money than blowing on an unproven GM product

      about 9 years ago
    • mhaddadi
      mhaddadi

      I see problem with Li-Ion battery.
      similar battery in Laptop lasts 2 year MAX.
      If they will garranty the battery for 10 years then it's a good deal.
      Hopefully price of Li-ion will go down in the future when demand will rise.
      The concept of driving car using electrical power is not new, ALL the Locomotives have a huge DC motors that drive the train, and they get power from Diesel Generator.
      Also people can retrofit they existing cars
      by themselves for 3-6 Thousand$ even now.Good Day.

      about 9 years ago
    • Mack The MGTOW Trucker
      Mack The MGTOW Trucker

      this car is too expensive to own. 45k and up?
      you got to be kidding me. even if I had that much money, that car will stay at the dealership while the VW diesel and a insight sit in my driveway.
      this POS car will share the same fate as the EV-1
      and GM will go out of business. JUST WAIT.

      about 9 years ago
    • galapicaso
      galapicaso

      guess what makes the electricity GASOLINE :0 WHO KNEW?

      about 9 years ago
    • elysium28
      elysium28

      has anyone heard of SOLAR POWER !?!? I mean really people come on !

      about 9 years ago
    • boman2000
      boman2000

      I guess your definition of freedom is different from mine. Freedom for me means being able to be completely fossil fuel independent. No gas needed. Stop to eat and plug in and recharge - no overnight needed. Still will never buy more GM garbage.

      about 9 years ago
    • boman2000
      boman2000

      "First step in the electrification of the automobile???" Does he not know our history where some of our FIRST cars were electric? Does he not konw about the Tesla, a fully-functional 300-mile range ALL-electric vehicle with no need for a gasoline engine to kick in after 40 miles to keep running? Sorry GM, after you crushed my EV1, I wouldn't buy more of your crap if you paid me to do so. Good luck with this "too little, too late" garbage.

      about 9 years ago
    • John
      John

      I don't buy any GM because I view them as boring and not interest.. nothing new. Hopefully that will change but I doubt it, I can't sight a car company that has changed so dramatically after their image has become so tarnished.

      about 9 years ago
    • pef286
      pef286

      To little, to late. GM has been mismanaged for 40 years.

      about 9 years ago
    • pjkPA
      pjkPA

      If the Prius is so good.. why isn't the technology, after 19 years, not going beyond a few percent of Toyota sales? The Japanese government paid to build the Prius which is not a money maker other than a PR stunt.
      This video is just another negative anti American media coverage. What I would like to see is more foreign competition for our US Media which has no competition other than companies in the US... just like the Japanese auto makers in Japan.

      about 9 years ago
    • you toob
      you toob

      the $18K honda insight hybrid with a $7,500 tax incentive will be hard to beat at $10,500 which is available NOW not a dream car 2 years from now.

      about 9 years ago
    • Farmer Gold
      Farmer Gold

      Only in my line of sight if it's under $27k

      I love the interior... can't wait to see what happens with this vehicle.

      about 10 years ago
    • you toob
      you toob

      the new version Honda insight is even lower priced than the Prius around $18K

      those price range are gonna be hard to beat even if the volt is price are $35K w/c is very unlikely GM will not profit for years to come this type of technology aint cheap

      toyota is on its 12th year on the hybrid yes over a decade
      while the volt is still a dream car because you dream it will ever come out

      toyota and honda is eating GMs profits and marketshare for a decade and not stopping

      about 10 years ago
    • MasterMWL
      MasterMWL

      As far as welding goes, most on-the-production-line welding is done by robots. (ie, long lines, structural joints, etc).

      about 10 years ago
    • MasterMWL
      MasterMWL

      @818sexyboy: Because the Prius is a Hybrid, not an EREV. It's a totally different thing.

      about 10 years ago
    • codesharkc
      codesharkc

      The question of gas prices has nothing to do with it, nor was it mentioned, however point taken and agreed.

      More clearly I guess, is that I won't, and don't know anyone for that matter who has their sights on buying General Maintenance. Big hole they've dug themselves.

      I'll wait for, just as the designer said in this video, one of the other companies that know how to build sound, quality vehicles to release theirs.

      about 10 years ago
    • codesharkc
      codesharkc

      This will fail guaranteed.

      No one in the right mind will pay 45 large for a GENERAL MAINTENANCE vehicle.

      about 10 years ago
    • Skoundrel
      Skoundrel

      this is bullshit, this car still needs gasoline. you idiots what about the ev1?

      about 10 years ago
    • von fouch
      von fouch

      People keep bashing GE for killing the EV but now they are building a good concept, but people keep beating them down, I for one think that an extended range electric EREV is the way to go. We need to decouple the gas engine from the drive train. Only a few people will buy all electric cars because of the plug anxiety. We need this type of car from all of the auto makers; this will drive down the price and lead to a long range all electric car.

      about 10 years ago
    • von fouch
      von fouch

      From what it looks like you may never need to use the gas engine so it should be a low maintenance item, I only drive about 30 to 50 miles a day so the battery pack will cover that and if I need to go on a long trip I have the gas motor backup. If we get a lot more EREV on the road we will soon get a lot of after market add ons like battery range extenders. And after time the battery technology will grow, but we need to start somewhere. Im just happy they are even talking about it.

      about 10 years ago
    • GSpotter63
      GSpotter63

      Let us not forget that battery technology is advancing as we speak. If battery replacement is required in 10 years, I have no doubt that by then; there cost will drop significantly along with a large increase in efficiency and range. Over time the increasingly more efficient batteries will completely replace the need for an onboard ICE completely.

      about 10 years ago
    • GSpotter63
      GSpotter63

      If I purchased an all electric car with a range of just 120 mil. for my all electric commute back and forth to work, I would not be able to pick-up my son living 330 mil. away. I would be forced to by a second gas powered vehicle for my long trips. Now I am forking out another $30,000 on top of the $60,000 I put out for the all electric car. No thanks; I will stick with the cheaper one car solution, like the extended range Chevy Volt.

      about 10 years ago
    • GSpotter63
      GSpotter63

      Neither you nor anybody should ever be thought of as less intelligent for inadequate spelling or grammar. Let us not forget that one of the worlds greatest minds (Albert Einstein) had trouble spelling his own name.

      about 10 years ago
    • you toob
      you toob

      the volt lithium batteries will be made in china
      so now were going to be dependent on the chinese instead of the arabs for oil

      about 10 years ago
    • SSparks555
      SSparks555

      I would have bought one.!

      about 10 years ago
    • YouTubeYouTube
      YouTubeYouTube

      why not combining the energy from lithium ion , gasoline , n electric energy which is produced when u hit the brake ?

      about 10 years ago
    • David Stanley
      David Stanley

      making a show piece is Gm's specialty
      all their cars need to be done over with
      modern innovations that advances the industry
      The Tesla is already for sale
      so are the japense selling electric
      they even have cars running on water being tested by one Japanese company.
      So they have to be bold and deliver not one car one platform but all platforms need to be state of the art.
      one electric car model wont save Detroit or GM.
      they are going to need heavy use of hybrids and hydrogen from water

      about 10 years ago
    • David Stanley
      David Stanley

      The volt is a failure but the powertrain in a smaller family car may be perfect

      about 10 years ago