I've told this before, but this may be the last time: the original Volt show car was a Camaro show car with a golf cart drive train. It was never meant to be produced, and the few times it was driven for journalists it either broke down or was, well, as slow as a golf cart. The GM reps even asked a PBS team if they could "speed up the film" from a demonstration vid. But the interest in the car was so strong that GM was almost literally forced to produce the Volt. Since there was no real car there, just a vague concept and a body already intended for another car, they had to start from scratch. The really amazing thing was - and continues to be - that they succeeded, and built a very good PHEV.
Scarlet Ember 2018 Leaf SL W/ Pro Pilot
2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
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