Thursday, December 27, 2007

Chevy Volt

Buzzing about battery power - Volt is big on the Web

The Chevrolet Volt is slowly consuming Lyle Dennis' life. A year after casually launching a blog devoted to General Motors Corp.'s ambitious efforts to build a battery-powered Chevy, Dennis, a neurologist from Suffern, N.Y., has become a cyber-celebrity of sorts, The Detroit News reports. "I just wanted to do anything I could to make it happen, and I thought it might be fun to have a blog," Dennis said. "I didn't expect all this. It can be challenging." His Web site,, gets about 100,000 visitors a month, he said. More than 7,400 people have signed a waiting list he's compiling that he says he'll send to the company to convince it that there's a market for the product. They will have to wait. The car is still years and some significant scientific advancements away from becoming reality, GM says. Still, the Volt is also showing up on other Web sites, forums and social networking pages such as

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