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What Makes the Volt Run?

Between it's five different modes, the answer isn't that simple, notes the New York Times.

Published: 27-Dec-2010

THE Chevy Volt is powered by the most advanced plug-in hybrid drive system that has yet been engineered for mass production. The system’s main components are these:

• A 1.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine capable of 84 horsepower.

• A primary A.C. drive motor-generator rated at 149 horsepower (Motor A).

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