DEARBORN, MI – Chrysler LLC’s announcement this week it is developing a Chevrolet Volt-like extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) stunned some, but the move comes as no shock to General Motors Corp., a top engineer says. GM first rolled out its Volt concept in January 2007 to a skeptical industry, with many insiders predicting Li-ion battery technology would never be ready in time for the car’s 2010 targeted launch. “We’re not surprised,” Jon Lauckner, vice president-global program ...

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