The Chevrolet Volt is the exciting new vehicle that GM will be releasing in the next couple years. The Volt is GM's new electric driven vehicle and will be one of the first of that kind to be mass produced. In 2007, at North American Internation Auto Show in Detroit MI, the Volt concept was first introduced and had great populartiy. The Volt is expected to be able to run up to 40 miles before it uses a drop of gasoline and that it will have a range up to 640 miles before it will be due for either a battery charge or a stop at the gas station.
The Volt will run on a combination of a front-mounted electric motor, that will generate up to 120 kilowatts of power (160 hp) and up too 236 foot-pounds of torque, and a front-mounted 1.0 liter, turbocharged, three cylinder gasoline engine. In the rear a 12 gallon fuel tank will be housed. GM calculates that the Volt will save the typical American driver about 500 gallons of fuel a year (with $4.00/gal that's $2,000 saved).
Here is the GM commercial from the Olympics featuring the Chevrolet Volt: