03 May '11, 8pm

Chevrolet Canada is Now Taking Orders for the Volt Plug-In Hybrid. It Will Cost You $41,545

Chevrolet Canada is Now Taking Orders for the Volt Plug-In Hybrid. It Will Cost You $41,545

"The Chevrolet Volt is not a hybrid. It is a one-of-a-kind, all-electrically driven vehicle designed and engineered to operate in all climates, with a range of up to 580 km. Powered by GM's revolutionary Voltec propulsion system, it consists of a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and electric drive unit that provide pure electric range between 40 and 80 km, depending on terrain, driving techniques and temperature. A 1.4L gasoline-powered engine extends the range up to an additional 500 km on a full tank of fuel by operating the vehicle's electric drive system until the car can be plugged in and recharged or refueled. This distinguishes the Volt from electric-only vehicles, which cannot be operated when recharging is not immediately available - such as during a power interruption or on a long-distance trip."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/chevrolet-canada-...

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