After months of speculation, GM has revealed the production version of the first plug in hybrid car from a major car manufacturer. The overall design has moved more towards a traditional sedan look versus the low slung profile of the concept car. Jalopnik is covering the launch event in Detroit which is part of GM’s 100th anniversary celebration.

GM is hoping the Volt will become a cornerstone product in the company’s future. In fact, it is the first vehicle to be classified as an E-REV or Extended-Range Electric Vehicle. GM hasn’t released too many technical details about car yet but estimates of a top speed of 100mph with a 40 mile all electric powered range are being reported by the company.

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