Oh boy here we go again.That's because the Volt is NOT an electric car. It's a car with a gasoline engine and a somewhat unorthodox transmission, that's all.
If the electric motor is bigger (hp), the gas engine smaller and not used for performance (is part of the fuel system, not the power train), it's an electric car. Otherwise it's a hybrid. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Aren't vehicles defined by their power train operation design, not their fuel source? I realize for combustion engines, the fuel dictates that design...but for electrics it doesn't.