GM Says Volt Can Be Driven Without ‘A Drop Of Gas’

August 11, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – New details have been released about GM’s new electric vehicle, the Volt, including the fact that most Americans will be able to drive it in the city ‘without having to use a drop of gas’.

The Chevrolet Volt has been created with a rechargeable battery that Gm says will allow for 40 miles of travel time before having to switch to gas.

According to statistics, most American drivers drive well under this a day, both factoring in commute time, and errands. This means that in most c ases the Volt can be used as a purely electric vehicle.

“E.P.A. labels are a yardstick for customers to compare the fuel efficiency of vehicles. So, a vehicle like the Volt that achieves a composite triple-digit fuel economy is a game-changer,” Fitz Henderson, GM’s chief executive, told the New York Times.

“The key to high-mileage performance is for a Volt driver to plug into the electric grid at least once each day.”


Comments

2 Responses to “GM Says Volt Can Be Driven Without ‘A Drop Of Gas’”

  1. Tech on August 11th, 2009 7:29 pm

    After the bankruptcy GM had to come out with a game changer.

  2. IMN on August 12th, 2009 11:29 am

    Great article on the GM Volt Nano. I know you can find many more interestnig articles on the automotive industry including who helped Tata build the at http://www.industrial-machinery-news.com

    Thanks for the information

    IMN

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