Chevy Volt: the first worthwhile electric car?

Thanks to the IAM magazine, I discovered the Chevrolet Volt:

Chevy Volt is designed to move more than 75 percent of America’s daily commuters without a single drop of gas. That means for someone who drives less than 40 miles a day, Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions.

Unlike traditional electric cars, Chevy Volt has a revolutionary propulsion system that takes you beyond the power of the battery. It will use a lithium-ion battery with a gasoline-powered, range-extending engine that drives a generator to provide electric power when you drive beyond the 40-mile battery range.

The IAM quote a worst fuel consumption — with no charge in the battery — of 50 mpg and 148 bhp. So, if we can just get enough power into the grid…

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