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GM powers Volt with battery warranty

autos Updated: Jul 15, 2010 23:08 IST

General Motors Co will offer an eight-year warranty on the battery that powers the Chevrolet Volt electric car it is rolling out starting this year, the automaker said on Wednesday.

GM said it will offer an eight-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty on the Volt, which has an expected 40-mile (64 km) range when running on electricity stored in its lithium-ion battery.

The warranty on the Volt's 400-pound battery will be transferable at no cost to other vehicle owners and cover all of its components, including the 288 cells manufactured by South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd.

GM said it hoped the eight-year warranty — three years longer than the warranty it offers on the engine and transmission of gasoline-powered vehicles — would reassure consumers about its electric car technology.