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Under the hood: GM blueprint for Volt 2.0 | Reuters

Amid the debate, one aspect of the Volt has escaped the notice of fans and critics alike: the roadmap for potential upgrades GM left buried deep inside.

A bolt-by-bolt, surgical deconstruction of the Volt attended by Reuters without the involvement of GM showed how the plug-in hybrid was designed for relatively quick upgrades such as a longer driving range under electric power.

By leaving what amounts to a blank slate at the heart of the Volt’s complicated electronic controls, GM has cleared the way – if the Volt succeeds – for the quick improvements more common in consumer electronics than the slower-moving auto industry, analysts said.

via Under the hood: GM blueprint for Volt 2.0 | Reuters.

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