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Postby geekygrilli » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:33 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7827486.stm

Apparently the GM Volt has a range of 40miles, then 'an on-board motor' kicks in to charge the batteries - perpetual motion!!!

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Postby Jeremy » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:30 pm

Sounds like a hybrid to me, just one with a long time between motor starts.

I thought that the original PR blurb said this was a pure EV?

Mind you, this seems like a reasonable option to get long range and keep consumers happy.

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Postby qdos » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:22 pm

It's termed as a range extender.


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