I like the idea of a hybrid plug-in. In the long-run, we need a car that will go 30-50 miles on electric-only power, but with an aux on-board source of power for longer range (~250 mile) trips.
When it comes to plugging in, the Volt will be designed to use a common 110–volt household plug. For someone who drives less than 40 miles a day, Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions.(2) For longer trips, Chevy Volt’s range-extending power source kicks in to recharge the lithium-ion battery pack as required. We expect a driving range of an estimated 640 miles.(3)
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