GM countdown to final Volt prototype begins

Above the desk of Andrew Farah, the Volt's lead engineer, hangs a clock counting down the days until GM begins the production of 80 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid prototypes.

The clock above Volt lead engineer Andrew Farah's desk counting down the days until the June 1 start day for Volt prototype preproduction.
The clock above Volt lead engineer Andrew Farah's desk counting down the days until the June 1 start day for Volt prototype production. GM

Above the desk of Andrew Farah, the Volt's lead engineer, hangs a clock counting down the days until GM begins the production of 80 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid prototypes.

Production begins on June 1 with plans to ramp up to 10 prototypes a week until 80 have been made. The 30 that have been cruising around have the final preproduction powertrain, but not the final interior or exterior.

These prototypes "will look, taste, smell, and feel like the Volt. They are the Volt," Farrah is quoted saying to GM's blog about the Volt, "my goal is by Forth of July to be out driving several of them."

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