With all the advanced engineering that goes into the Chevy Volt range-enhanced electric vehicle, it's fitting to realize that without suppliers capable of putting leading-edge technology into production at a reasonable cost, commercial viability of the car would be impossible.
Check out the chart below (courtesy of SupplierBusiness) as to which companies are aboard the Volt to see how extensive the supply chain reaches.
Chevy Volt Suppliers
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How would you like to drive a Chevy Volt around the country for a few months, visiting the hotbeds of technology innovation? Well that's just what EETimes' Brian Fuller is doing—and reporting and blogging on what he finds and his experiences driving the car. You can read about it here, and also sign up for chances to win prizes (and an EV itself later on) as well as subscribe to a weekly update newsletter on the "Drive for Innovation Tour."
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