Chrysler's Press Claims Japan Paid 100% Of Toyota Prius Hybrid, Battery Development; Lutz Says Volt Could Cost $48,000Ben Wojdyla4/01/08 11:00amFiled to: Industry News2010 Chevrolet Volt2010 Chevy Volt2011 Chevrolet Volt2011 Chevy VoltChevrolet Voltchevy voltChryslerGmHybridsMaximum BobToyota PriusBob LutzChevroletChevyJim PressPriusToyotavolt106EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBusinessWeek's David Kiley had a fun idea to spend some time talking with some industry heavy-hitters about CAFE and fuel economy. He spent a few minutes talking to both former Toyota USA President and current #2 at Chrysler, Jim Press, as well as GM Vice-Chairman "Maximum" Bob Lutz. The topic was the fuel efficient topic of choice among greenies, hybrids. In the article, Lutz claimed the upcoming Chevy Vaporware Volt might end up with a sticker price at around $48K. Normally that would make a pretty spectacular lead for us, especially given it's a price tag that's betwen 33% and 60% higher than originally stated by the brand all about the 'merican revolution and the GM exec born from jets. Fortunately for him, his comments were eclipsed by Press on the Prius.