The Chevy Volt leaks are getting stronger now. Check out this article from the Sunday Times (a UK newspaper with a January 7 date). The new tidbits they've revealed (without a picture, mind you):
  • The Volt production model will be on sale at the end of the decade.
  • The Chevrolet Volt is propelled only by the electric motor, and the ICE is there to recharge the batteries.
  • The Volt's top speed is 120mph and it accelerates from 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds.
  • After 40 miles of electric power-only movement, the gas engine is starts automatically and then runs at a constant speed as it recharges the batteries.
  • GM estimates fuel consumption of 180 mpg equivalent, based on a 60-mile trip with fully charged batteries.
  • The Volt will use GM's new E-Flex propulsion system, which can be adapted to use bioethanol fuel and will also be able to handle a diesel engine or a hydrogen fuel cell as the electricity generator.
That's a lot before the embargo lifts, but there's more to come. Trust us.

UPDATE: As promised, here's all the info you could ever want on the Volt, including pictures, specifications, and lots and lots of details.

[Source: The Sunday Times]


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