General Motors Corp. announced it would be installing in test cars new its new lithium-ion batteries that are to appear in in the company’s Chevrolet Volt. According to company spokespersons, these lithium-ion batteries will be tested in versions of the Chevrolet Malibu that have been fitted with systems made for the Volt. The test will allow GM to test the new batteries under a variety of driving conditions. When released in 2010, the Chevrolet Volt working with a fully charged battery could travel up to 40 miles before it would have to switch to using any gasoline. A conventional engine would recharge the battery allowing the Volt to get up to 150 miles per gallon of gas, according to GM.