The Dream of Detroit?

General Motors hopes that once the battery can be mass produced, the price will drop. Then the company once accused of 'killing the electric car' may be the one to save it.

Published: 13-Jan-2007

At first glance, the Chevy Volt looks like a muscle car, and with speeds over 100 miles an hour, to some extent, it is.

But it turns out that this car has more in common with the Prius Hybrid. That's right -- the volt is a hybrid. But not just any hybrid.

Typical hybrids run on a mix of gas and battery power, but the Volt runs primarily on electricity and is charged by plugging it in.


There are about 30 members in the Florida chapter, and many own several of the vehicles.

Brent's Quadbrid tow-car and electro-dragster is the world's first fully sustainable race outfit. Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association

Mister Wright's car burns no petroleum, does O-to-60 in 3 seconds and can best a Ferrari.


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