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  1. What happens when you run out of Electric & Gas? New YouTube channel, forum member!

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    What happens when you run out of Electric & Gas? New YouTube channel, forum member! Hey everyone!! I've been on the site for about 3 years now. It was all of you who helped me take the plunge on my Volts. I've had 2 2013 Volts and my current is a loaded (minus navi) White Diamond Tricoat with...
  2. Best Range

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I have had my 2013 for 13 months now, so I have been through one winter here in Toronto. When I got the car in September 2012, the best range I saw in the morning on the car was 87km (54 miles). Of course, when the cold weather arrived, I got much less. The lowest was 50km (31 miles) in the...
  3. What Is The Perfect Range Externding Engine?

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    What would the perfect Range Extending Engine look like with current technology? It has been said that the current 1.4L engine used in the Volt is not the perfect type of engine for this type of vehicle. So I started to do some research. The current 1.4L engine produces around 65KW (wiki says...
  4. BMW i3

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Just read this: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/Search-Results/First-drives/BMW-i3-2013-electric-car-test-ride/?content-block=0 Pretty impressive performance. One report say's 0-60 in 7.2 sec and the other in 7.3 so it sounds legit. The writer was even more impressed with the handling and...
  5. BMW i3 EREV pictured for the first time

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    A BMW i3 with the range extender option was pictured for the first time by worldcarfans.com. For those unfamiliar with the i3, the base car will be a pure EV with a 90-100 mile EPA range rating. You can also order it with a range extender as an option(no official word on pricing yet but it's...
  6. Speculation on upgrades for 2012-2014 Volt?

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Just thought I'd do some armchair-quarterbacking and predict some of the features or changes that may be coming within the next few years for the Volt. I've posted my predictions in a poll, but I'd love to hear your thoughts as well.
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