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IBM and GM Build Smart Systems for Chevy Volt

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This announcement highlights the recent work between GM and IBM, showcasing the Rational software used to develop the software system on  the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. GM is one of the first U.S. based automobile manufacturer to produce a next-generation "plug-in, range extended electric vehicle." It is directly propelled by an electric motor, for up to 40 miles, with a gasoline engine that will drive the vehicle up to an additional 300 miles.

News releases
Date Title
01 Nov 2010 IBM Software Helps GM Speed Global Development of New Vehicles, Including 2011 Chevrolet Volt


  • Volt Battery in Car

    Chvrolet Volt Battery in Car

    Date added: 01 Nov 2010

    When the state of charge of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt's battery pack approaches 30 percent, the vehicle switches to extended range mode.

  • Chevy Volt test drive

    2011 Chevy Volt Test Drive

    Date added: 02 Nov 2010

    Robert LeBlanc, IBM Senior Vice President, and GM Executive, Micky Bly, test drive the 2011 Chevrolet Volt at the IBM Research Triangle Park, NC campus.

  • Chevrolet Volt handshake

    2011 Chevrolet Volt Handshake

    Date added: 02 Nov 2010

    GM executive Micky Bly and Robert LeBlanc, IBM Senior Vice President, showcase the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, developed in just 29 months using IBM software development tools.

Contact(s) for the Press kit

Mary Rose Greenough
IBM Media Relations
(617) 784-7227

John Connolly
IBM Media Relations
(617) 693-2718