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Chevy Volt: An Electric Car with Backup

Associated Press reporter Ann Job shares her impressions of the Chevy Volt electric hybrid.

Published: 14-Jan-2011

The innovative Chevrolet Volt is getting lots of attention. But in my home garage, the car that can travel up to 50 miles on a full electric charge wouldn't charge at all when I plugged it in.

It wouldn't charge at a California airport, either, where special parking spaces have been set aside for years to charge electric vehicles.

And because an extension cord is a no-no with the Volt and the power cord that came with the car was too short, I was unable to charge the car from power outlets in my home.

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