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Offline RobJohnson

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Chevrolet Volt 100 MPG
« on: June 05, 2008, 12:38:04 AM »
This is the big one folks.....goodbye oil....well almost....

General Motors is working hard to meet its goal of having the Chevy Volt, its first plug-in electric hybrid, ready for the road in 2010 — a short three years after the concept was revealed at the North American International Auto Show.

While it's not unusual for the industry to develop an all-new car in 36 months, the Volt represents a special challenge because of its plug-in hybrid powerplant. Conceived as part of GM's new E-Flex architecture, the Volt will be the first of a new generation of vehicles that are electrically and not mechanically driven.

The heart of the Volt is a 160-horsepower electric motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that has an electric-only range of 40 miles. That means for short hops, the Volt, which can take a plug-in overnight charging, can be driven without using its turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine. Once the pure electric range has been exhausted, the engine kicks in to recharge the batteries and drive the car through its electric motor.;_ylt=Ao2WAIWFw5.1mNjMXlDd00gazJV4

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Re: Chevrolet Volt 100 MPG
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 05:24:34 PM » has been keeping up with Volt news religiously.  Very good resource.
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