A few months ago I was wondering around and spotted a story about the Chevy Volt from GM, and stopped for a look-see. Beside the ability to run on electricity, which I believe is going to be the future of motor vehicles, the Volt is just flat out great looking. It has been a while since I have seen a car that could actually turn heads. So I signed up for email information to be sent as the Volt progresses.

Today I received my first alert on what is going on with the Volt, plus I updated my contact information and was placed on a unofficial waiting list. I am 20,604 on the wait line. But please do not tell my wife. She is already going nuts since I am looking at buying a new car next year when my KIA Sportage lease expires. I am on another list as well. This list is for KIA’s new vehicle the Soul. Take a peek here.

Back to the Volt. So what’s happening with the Volt? Well according to GM this:

We have been waiting patiently to see the production redesign of the Chevy Volt concept.  Speculation recently indicated that GM would reveal the car at their Centennial celebration on September 16th.

Today, the Detroit News is reporting that the September 16th revelation will be a sneak peek only for GM workers who will not be allowed to bring in cameras.

Sources within GM told the reporter that the production car won’t actually be shown to the public until the LA Auto Show in November or the Detroit Auto Show in January.

A consumer focus group in California was shown the production version last month and the response was “very positive” per GM spokesperson Karla Coleman.

So there you have it. The Volt lives and GM looks like they are in fact on track to build a new vehicle which hopefully will hit the market in 2010.

So what do you think? Will the Volt be as good as GM says? Will it be able to compete against the Toyota Prius

Comments welcome.

GM Source #1