Getting a Charge Out of the Volt
President of GM North America Mark Reuss, BE’86, and Chevrolet Volt director of design Bob Boniface, BA’87, pulled some strings to give engineering students a sneak peak at a preproduction Chevrolet Volt. Boniface, director of the E-Flex Design Studio at General Motors Corporation, drove the innovative extended-range electric vehicle from Detroit to Nashville in October. Boniface (pictured) charges the Volt behind Featheringill Hall before driving it onto Stevenson Center plaza where the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year charmed students, alumni and visitors. While Reuss attended the School of Engineering’s Committee of Visitors’ meetings, Boniface popped the Volt’s hood and chatted with interested students.