Chevrolet Volt Technology Might Make Its Way Into Minivan
There were numerous rumors stating that Volt-technology would wind up in a Cadillac, but according to AutoWeek, the technology might also wind up in something completely different. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson suggested that a minivan might be the next step for the battery-technology and there have also been talks of a hatchback in the works.
While the van idea might come first, Akerson wants to spread the battery-powered love throughout the company. He expects 10-percent of all GM production will be hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle within the next 10 to 15 years. This means that Cadillac, Buick and GMC will get Volt-technology, but no timeframe has been established.
Akerson also stated that a plug-in version of the Cadillac SRX is expected within a few years, making it the first alternative fueled Cadillac that actually makes sense, as the Escalade hybrid was just a $73,000 waste of money.
This is a brilliant move by GM, as Toyota is expanding the Prius line to include many different vehicles, including the Prius C, Prius V and maybe even a pickup truck.