From Eric Peters Autos:
OK, I have changed my mind about the Chevy Volt.
Well, some of my mind…
It is, no doubt about it, a brilliant piece of engineering. Where a Toyota Prius can be coaxed to roll along on electric power alone at up to about 25 MPH for a few brief moments before the batteries run low and the gas engine steps in, the Volt can run full-tilt on just its batteries/electric motor all the way up to its top speed of 101 MPH – and for several miles at speeds in the 60-70 MPH range before the gas engine kicks back on to feed the batteries.
It's also not tied to an electric outlet – as the Nissan Leaf is – because it carries its own recharging system around with it. You can plug it in – or fill it up. Either way, you keep on moving.
It looks nice, has a really neat interior – and it's not even slow.
Too bad it doesn't make much...
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