The plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt just moved a little further from GM fantasy car to reality now that the first pre-production prototype has gone for a test drive. Until now, the Volt’s machinery has been housed in “mules,” or bodies from other vehicles. The pre-production prototype looks similar to the pictures GM released in September with one notable exception: instead of being hidden under the trim piece ahead of the driver’s side mirror, the charge port is covered by a gas cover-like flap on the fender.
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