2011 Chevy Volt Battery Hits 40-Mile Range Target While Wearing Skin Of Dead Malibu

UPDATE: The 2011 Chevy Volt's been officially UN-officially revealed! According to the General's vice-main-man and product czar "Maximum" Bob Lutz, the Chevy Volt's litihum-ion battery is no longer the biggest worry for the Volt program. While a decision hasn't yet been made on an official supplier for what they're terming the "T-Pack" — it's still a coin-flip away from being either Continental or CPI — the packs installed in the Malibu panel-covered Volt mule seem to be delivering the promised 40-mile all-EV range. Keep in mind, this is installed in a late-model Malibu test mule, without the correct drive unit doing the work. Given the November 2010 production target for making this a 2011 Chevy Volt isn't getting any further away, news like this is probably going to be dropped into the General's "Good" category. [GM-Volt.com]