In the world of hybrid and electric cars, the upcoming commercial release of the Chevrolet Volt must surely rank as the most widely (and wildly) anticipated event. Now GM has ramped up the expectation levels another notch by releasing two teaser pictures providing us with a sneak-peak of its much vaunted plug-in hybrid model.
The release of the pictures, showing parts of the front and rear ends, will be seen in the industry as a signal that GM is still very much on track for the forecast 2010 launch of this pioneering car.
The Volt will be powered by a li-ion battery pack capable of delivering a range of 40 miles on a single charge. A conventional four-cylinder gasoline engine will kick in for longer journeys, significantly increasing the car’s overall range. When running solely on electric power, the Volt will emit zero emissions at the tailpipe. Even when the gasoline engine is running, emissions will still only reach 40 g/km, under half the CO2 emissions of the most efficient existing combustion engines, and far better than the current generation Toyota Prius. We’re waiting!!
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