Posted by Daniel who wants to know on January 5, 2010, 1:30 am
Posted by Mike Hunter on January 4, 2010, 11:13 pm
You are confused! The Volt, unlike the Prius hybrid, is a true electric
vehicle. The only thing its engine does is drive the generator. The
Volt could be left "on" indefinitely, there is no flow of current until you
active the motor.
Posted by Al Falfa on January 4, 2010, 11:42 pm
A distinction without a difference. The Volt has a gas tank and a battery.
The Prius has a gas tank and a battery. Both have two energy supplies.
Both are hybrids, the specific hardware for turning the wheels
Posted by Mike Hunter on January 5, 2010, 12:35 am
The Volt is technology that is years ahead of any hybrid, it is a true
electric, dummy. It's only motivate source of power to the wheels is its
electric motor. The engine can not motivate the vehicle. Hybrids are
outdated technology. If you do not drive over 40 miles at a time and plug
it in, the engine will never need to run.
Posted by dr_jeff on January 5, 2010, 12:52 am
Mike Hunter wrote:
Actually, it is a hybrid. It is called a "plug-in hybrid." And you call
the other poster a dummy. A hybrid means it uses more than one source of
energy. And it does. It uses both gasoline (or another fuel like diesel
or ethanol) and electricity.