Thursday, September 18, 2008

Now here's a concept: Imagine the next really "hot" hybrid automobile coming from . . . General Motors.

Wouldn't it be nice if good old GM came up with the next great hybrid automobile? Behold at left the Chevy Volt.
This writer says that "while the Prius is the world's most-popular hybrid and the poster child for green(er) motoring, the Volt is more technologically advanced:"
The Volt, which General Motors finally
unveiled Tuesday
, is a series hybrid, also called a range-extended electric vehicle. Like the Prius, it's got an electric motor and a gasoline engine, but the engine merely charges the battery as it approaches depletion. Electricity alone turns the 17-inch wheels. The Volt is designed to travel 40 miles on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery, meaning most drivers will never burn a drop of gasoline.
As someone who commutes just over 40 miles each day, I am interested.


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