First real Chevy Volt battery rolls off assembly line

Behold the heart and soul of the upcoming Chevy Volt electric car, coming to the real world in mass quantities in about a year. The stuggling automaker rolled out the first "official" assembly-line-produced battery of GM's highly anticipated electro-car, unveiled amongst beaming GM suits, straining to conceal that worried look on their faces lurking just below the surface.

The sight of that huge battery assembly is somewhat reassuring, though. Maybe GM really is on the right track toward electric car practicality. But look at this pic five years from now and laugh at the clunkiness and immense volume of a car-moving battery, circa 2010. Let's just hope that darned thing doesn't explode.

Via Autoblog Green