Chevrolet Volt Is A Success

Mark Phelan sees it as solving the shortcomings of previous electric car programs.

Published: 31-Jan-2011

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt solves a problem that stumped the auto industry's best minds for a century.

It combines the emissions-free operation and efficiency of an electric car with the quick refueling time and long driving range of a gasoline car.

An onboard generator gives the Volt an EPA-rated range of 379 miles. That's from Detroit to Milwaukee on a full charge and a tank of gas.


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Jonah Goldberg joins Chevy Volt critics, comparing it to Hitler's "People's Car" scam.

Chevy Volt's MSPR at $41,000 prices it in the upper middle-class car market.

John Crisp takes on Volt critic Jonah Goldberg in this oped.

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