Frank Weber, Chevy Volt, before the 2009 Chicago Auto show

Frank Weber, GMs Volt vehicle line executive talked about the Chevy Volt the day before the Chicago Auto show.

The questions after the speech are usually the most interesting.

Is the Chevy Volt a flex-fuel vehicle? If so, what is the difference in miles per gallon between gasoline and ethanol?

How does the Chevy Volt deal with cold start?

Does weight matter as much in the electric car versus aerodynamics?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.