This is the latest installment of ‘Autoline After Hours’
The historic plant has built—and is building—a lot of cars in its 70-year run of commercial vehicle production. Today, with the e-Golf and the GTE, it is making what are arguably the most-advanced Volkswagens out there.
Larry Nitz, executive director of GM Global Transmissions and Electrification, says that owners of the first-generation Chevrolet Volt are “probably one of the most studied groups of vehicle owners” ever. Some 60% of Volt owners are anonymously providing data to GM via OnStar. And thanks to what GM engineers have learned, they are transforming Volt for the next generation.
From the people who created the first mass-produced hybrid passenger car, the Prius, comes the first mass- produced hydrogen-powered passenger car, the Mirai. Yes, Toyota is making another big bet on the future.