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Is Chevy Volt the “iPhone” of the automobile industry?

July 6th, 2012    Posted in About Chevy Volt

Chevrolet Volt hovering over iPhone

Could this car be to the automotive industry what the iPhone was to the telecommunications industry? A true game changer? I think it could really be that big a deal.

Some might think that comparing the Chevrolet Volt to the iPhone in their impact on their respective industries might be a bit grandiose but I am not so sure. Let’s recall for a moment, the effect the release of the iPhone had on the telecom industry. It changed everything. Single purpose devices (phones) now had to be multipurpose devices (phone, music player, web browser, more). You no longer pushed buttons on your phone but rather touched a smooth glass surface. Service carriers didn’t control this device, the manufacturer (Apple) did!

So how about the Chevy Volt then? For years manufacturers and entrepreneurs alike have been working on alternative ways of fueling and driving our automobiles. We have electric plug-ins, hybrids, hydrogen power, natural gas, solar and even cooking oil conversions. What makes the Volt significant?

The Chevy Volt takes what looks like the most reasonable and scalable solution on the market, hybrid power, flips the equation 180 degrees and it makes perfect sense! Read more

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