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Monday, January 08, 2007

GM Revives the Electric Car: Introducing the Chevy Volt

Chevy VoltEnvironmentalists rejoice! General Motors has recently resurrected a new concept of their old EV1 electric car: The Chevy Volt. According to some specifications that were released by the AutoBlogGreen blog yesterday, the Volt will have a range of 40 miles on battery alone and of 640 miles when running on the fuel tank, which has a total capacity of 12 gallons. If we consider that most people do not have to drive more then 40 miles each day, this could mean that many drivers will never need to fill up their gas tank again.

General Motors, a company notorious for allegedly conspiring with Big Oil and others to "kill the electric car," is about to roll out a unique, fuel-efficient sedan that could redefine electric vehicles.

The new Chevrolet Volt, which premieres Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is a new spin on hybrids. The Volt runs exclusively on battery power, but a gas-fueled engine onboard runs the motor and recharges the batteries when they run low.


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