GM Hoping Drivers Get A Big Charge From Volt

The car, which the company plans to sell around the world when the battery technology is mature, will be capable of delivering the equivalent of 100 miles a gallon or more in urban driving.

Published: 08-Jan-2007

Imagine a stylish economy car that seats two adults and three children, has a top speed of 150 miles an hour, but runs on batteries that can be charged en route by a generator that uses a variety of fuels, including hydrogen.

General Motors will unveil such a car today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Though production is still several years away, the automaker will announce plans for the Chevy Volt, a car that will have a cruising range of up to 640 miles on 12 gallons of fuel, or a range of about 40 miles running solely on a lithium-ion battery pack.

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General Motors plans to unveil its plug-in electric hybrid car, the Chevy Volt, today in Detroit, though production is several years away.
The batteries can be recharged with an onboard generator – or by being plugged into a standard household outlet.

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