The Volt, a new plug-in hybrid car from General Motors, may be the hybrid car with the most bang for your buck so far. Drivers of the new vehicle can go 1,000 miles between fill-ups, which is staggering compared to the competition.
The car switches to the gasoline-powered electric generator when the battery’s life dwindles. The range of the battery is 35 miles and the 9 gallon gas tank can add another 344 miles, making the combined range for the car 379 miles. However, the best part about the data so far is that drivers were able to get a lot of use out of the electric generator and rarely relied on the gasoline engine.
Those looking for an environmentally friendly and affordable car replacement will get the most out of the electric generator while having the gasoline tank as back up. This may also convince veteran drivers who are new to the electric car concept to try it out, as the familiar gas tank is still there, but merely powers the vehicle in a different way, should they rely heavily on it and not recharging the battery. Best yet, with gas prices through the roof and on a steady rise, this alternative can save tons of money.
Cars like these may be a huge step forward for the automotive industry and the way people buy cars. Should the Volt and cars like it become a trend, small eco-friendly charging stations may replace the normal gas station. To read up on the Volt, check out its website here: http://gm-volt.com/