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GM Keeping Gen 2 Volt Design Incredibly Secret

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GM Keeping Gen 2 Volt Design Incredibly Secret

2016 Chevrolet Volt camouflaged

2016 Chevrolet Volt camouflaged (Credit: General Motors)

While the development of the first generation of the Chevrolet Volt took place out in the wide open, this time around the second generation of the electric car is being hammered out under extreme secrecy. GM seems to be enjoying just how clever it has been in playing the cloak and dagger game with the upcoming model, so it created a nice press release to let everyone in on a few select secrets about the concealment of the Volt. The scant information that GM revealed discloses that the swirly camouflage the car wears out in public was created not by designers, which is usually that case, but by engineers. The move is unusual, but not earth-shattering by any means. Considering that the competition with Nissan and Tesla to create even more efficient and capable electric vehicles is heating up, that could be the driving force behind the veiled development of the new Volt.

Right now, GM boasts the biggest battery lab in the continent, but Tesla is making waves and could threaten that status. While the Volt is wearing the swirling, black and white wrap with a three-dimensional design, there is more applied under the surface to throw off anyone who is trying to figure out the look of the production model. GM says that bubble wrap is used somewhere under the camouflage. The entire design of the camo was actually created a full six months before the early development stage, showing how much thought has been put into disguising the car as it tests out in the open. If you are curious to see what the next-generation Chevy Volt looks like or know anything about its performance, you’ll have to wait until the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which will be held in January. Until then, don’t be surprised if no titillating information is leaked to the media.

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