GM details vehicle, technology plans
The "new" version of General Motors Corp. (GM) will "push ahead" with fuel efficient vehicles and "advanced propulsion technology," according to GM officials.
GM will launch its much-discussed Chevrolet Volt car next year and expects to have 14 hybrid vehicles in production by 2012. Some 65% of the company's vehicles will be "alternative fuel capable" by 2014.
According to GM, the Volt can travel up to 40 miles on battery power alone with an extended-range capability of more than 300 miles.