That day, however is at least two years off, and one cause for delay is the difficulty GM is having in sourcing a battery vendor.
"Right now GM is evaluating products from a company called A123, working with Continental, and a company called CPI working with LG Chem." says GM on its Volt FAQ page. Maybe it should be in battery talks with Tesla Motors.
On the other side of the Rockies, Tesla has a different tale to tell. The young company uses a proprietary Li-ion battery pack. Its first car, the $109,000 Roadster, started shipping in July, and the company just opened its second dealer showroom.
The two automakers could not be more different, yet they share a common goal: to sell cars -- efficient, clean-running ones.
Will GM find the right battery in time? Can Tesla sufficiently bring down the price of its next vehicle -- a sedan codenamed White Star due in 2010?
We'll see. For now, take a closer look at the Volt and the Roadster in this image gallery.
2014 Next-Gen WAN SurveyWhile 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter vendors from Aryaka to Cisco to Pertino, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide-area connectivity.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.
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