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Old 02-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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VOLT gets down and dirty

GOOGLE IMAGES: GM Testing VOLT will get you to a photo of dust intrusion tests conducted on the VOLT at a US Army facility.You can see the clean separation line at the boot/trunk.

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you provide a link to the particular image you reference, here? I looked and there quite a few images listed; I didn't really see a "clear separation line" (or didn't know what I was looking at) in any of them.

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Old 02-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...that's at the U.S.Army Automotive Tank Command Test Track at Yuma Proving Grounds

...I recognized 'Castle Dome' Peak in the background; and I worked there 1972-1982.

...the 'dust test' pix:

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Judging by that dust test, GM could have made the Volt bigger, and stretched the rear a bit to make the rear deck lower to a lower Cd, more space for batteries, thus higher range, and just a bigger car to cater to Americans better.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not even to better cater to Americans - but even just to move the battery lower and make the back seat capable of holding 3!

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