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  1. Other EVs PHEVs EREVs
    5.9 seconds 0-62 Remote driving capability and alot more goodies... See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgZ2kxuHc7k
  2. Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Not having the generator provide enough power for similar performance to EV mode seems a little off the mark. This would just cause more range anxiety instead of eliminating it. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1082814_bmw-i3-electric-car-rex-range-extender-not-for-daily-use
  3. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    On July 2, 2010 nuclearboy and I each made predictions for the beginning of 2013. I haven't been active here for a long time, because I jumped ship and leased a LEAF, but I'm bringing our predictions back as promised. In all honesty, I would judge that we both missed the mark, but he was closer...
  4. Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    Maybe this is beating a dead horse, but after reading the article linked below (and the "spirited" comments exchange that followed) I have decided to stop referring to the Volt as an "EREV" as Chevy prefers and instead the more accurate and properly ordered acronym "EV+H". I think it makes the...
  5. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Sounds like they may be throwing in the towel in trying to compete with GM in the EREV technology and saving face by plopping a Tesla drive system into their EV. Not that there is anything wrong with Tesla per se. I just think GM was way out in front with the Volt and caught Toyota and MB flat...
  6. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Despite the North American International Auto Show taking place in GM’s back yard, no new Voltec models are on display, but extended-range electric vehicles are definitely being promoted there and around the world. This week GM did have a Volt with advanced connectivity at the Consumer...
  7. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Since hiring Bob Lutz a few months ago, Utah-based VIA Motors has kept busy, and now it's preparing to show an extended-range pickup truck, 4WD SUV, and three-quarter-ton full-size cargo van at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 10. As we reported in September when...
  8. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    As its launch date approaches, both verifiable and speculative reports are circulating about the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Among them are that it is expected to return a standard-Prius-beating 107 MPGe, cut CO2 emissions from 89 g/km to 49 g/km, and will debut September 13 at the Frankfurt...
  9. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The “world’s first extended-range EV” was launched recently by its American-based company to the applause of techies and green-oriented people of many stripes. Old news you say? Not so fast. This was not the Chevrolet Volt, but a Fisker Karma delivered July 26 – not to Leonardo DiCaprio as had...
  10. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    While readers of this site and other alternative energy proponents are keenly aware of emerging transportation technology, a significant number of American car buyers remain uninformed about even the basics on how EVs and hybrids work. These were the findings of a survey answered from Oct...
  11. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The latest word on the Volt now being displayed at the ongoing Geneva Motorshow is that public awareness and interest is quite high. As we wrote last week , production versions of both the (for now) American-manufactured Volt and Opel Ampera are being seen for the first time by many...
  12. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Found completely by chance browsing for Car Talk archives: http://cartalk.com/blogs/jim-motavalli/?p=435 Recent takes on the Volt by Car Talk blogger Jim Motavalli and Jay Leno. Reasonable, positive talk from car folk. =D~~ NPNS!
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