But the big difference is that the Volt also includes a 1.4 liter gas engine that helps charge the battery, expanding the sedan's away-from-home range to 400 miles. Design-wise, the production model Volt is a disappointment, compared to the concept car; but the wind-tunnel wins when it comes to fuel and cost-efficiency, so instead of a sleek roadster, we'll get something that looks like a Camry (or an Accord).
Check out Autobloggreen for a passel of pics of the unveiling.
Dave has contributed to Dwell since its inception. He's a CalArts dropout, a former art critic for The New Yorker, and a producer of comedies on TV. He lives in, and writes from, Los Angeles.