PHOTO CAPTION: All five new electric cars developed by Chrysler's ENVI advanced vehicle development team.

Moniker Needed: REEV vs EREV?

GM refers to the Volt as an extended-range electric vehicle, while Chrysler uses range-extended electric vehicle.

Published: 20-Jan-2009

So just what are we going to call these things? General Motors says its Chevrolet Volt is an "extended-range electric vehicle." Chrysler calls it's four-vehicle lineup "range-extended electric vehicles."

One of the smart folks walking around the North American International Auto Show in Detroit perusing the blogs from home surely can come up with a better quick reference name than those.

Americans love fast and easy ways to identify something. Car-based sport utility vehicle is a pretty long term, so someone decided that they sort of "cross over" segments, so why not call them crossovers.


Volt drivetrain 'mule' Chevy Cruze in DC.

EV World publisher Bill Moore questions lopsided criticism of General Motors for its 'PR stunt' trucking a Chevy Volt 'mule' to Washington for Congressional hearings.


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