EEI President Tom Kuhn is one of 15 electric transportation advocates selected this week by General Motors Co. to be the first consumers to test-drive the Chevrolet Volt, GM’s new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms later this fall. Kuhn will experience the Volt every day under real-world conditions during a three-month vehicle and charging evaluation program starting in late October. This exclusive group of expert consumers – referred to as the Chevrolet Volt Customer Advisory Board – is one of the final steps Chevrolet is taking to make sure everything is working properly before the vehicle is delivered to retail customers. Other prominent test drivers include Bill Nye, “the science guy,” and former CIA Director and electric vehicle enthusiast Jim Woolsey. “Because our industry is so bullish on the vital role that electricity can play as a transportation fuel, I am very excited about this opportunity to test-drive the Volt,” Kuhn said.