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New Volt should get 230 mpg in city, GM says - Page 14

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Posted by Speeders & Drunk Drivers are M on August 12, 2009, 7:52 am

On light weight, if it's big it's big puffy.   Where do you think energy =
will come from to get high MPG?  If it isn't light?  Just look at =
yourself how fat you are, you think a baby can carry you on his back and =

Posted by clare on August 12, 2009, 2:03 am
On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:01:01 -0700 (PDT), pautrey2

Fuel mileage on a plug-in hybrid or straight electric vehicle is
almost totally irellevent. UNLESS it is calculated without using
outside power for charging.

What mileage will the volt get if it starts out with a fully charged
battery and a full tank of gas, and ends the test with the battery
fully charged and the tank empty - without being plugged in.

If it gets over 70 MPG at ANY leagal road speed, I'll be EXTREMELY

Posted by You on August 13, 2009, 9:09 pm
  clare@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Here, Here.... I would bet it is less than 50 MPG... and you aren't
counting the costs of all that electricity getting pumped into the
batteries at night, at 10+ cents per KWH, IF yu live where there is
cheap power.....

Posted by clare on August 14, 2009, 2:03 am

 Correct - but my statement was WITHOUT pumping power into the
batteries from the grid overnight.

With a properly optimized engine, running a well designed, high
efficiency generator(alternator) with a high efficiency controller and
motor, there is no reason why 60MPG could not be achieved - but when
it is done, it WON"T be GM that does it.

Even with the new management/ownership (Government Motors), I'll bet
nothing innovative and successful will come out of that company and be
financially viable.

Posted by News on August 14, 2009, 11:47 am

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