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17" wheels might be too small

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After looking very close at the picture of the fiberglass property, I have come to the conclusion the small wheels may be geared for mechanical advantage but the sacrafice in appearance is too significant. Big wheels are much more of the good look of the concept than I first realized. Guessing, they look like 16". Come on guys, please hold on to 18" at minimum. Of course economy is important but to win the market you need an edge, and appearance is that edge that will spark public interest. Use Ulra-caps for extra boost to turn those big wheels.
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Big wheels = more weight = less mileage

I'd be surprised to see any kind of large wheels on a Volt. Look at the Prius - either 15 or 16" low-rolling resistance tires to help with the mileage. When you're trying to maximize the mileage a car gets, one of the key ingredients is cutting down on the weight. If they included huge tires, they'd have to scrimp elsewhere.
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