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GM Has Been Lying About The Volt

GM has been quite outspoken about its upcoming model, the Chevy Volt, going so far as to correct people who call it a hybrid and asking them to call it a range extended electric car. The difference between the two is that a hybrid must have 2 or more drive systems directly connected to the power-train, for example an electric motor and a gasoline motor as is used in the Prius. Cars like the Fisker Karma are technically electric cars even though they have a small gasoline engine onboard, the gasoline engine is not connected to the power-train and is only used as an “onboard generator” to recharge the batteries on the go. Lanjut →

The Vauxhall Ampera

The Vauxhall Ampera is, as you may have guessed, the European version of the Chevrolet Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle (or E-REV) for short. It is essentially a hybrid car that uses electric motors for 100% of the driving and a small 1.4 litre petrol engine for recharging the batteries on the go, a similar system to the one used in the upcoming Fisker Karma luxury sedan. Lanjut →

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