Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The GM Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt is not GM's first electric car. Expected to get 230 miles per gallon in city driving, the Volt is part of a new lineup. It is expected to launch late in 2010.

Although this might seem radical, GM had an electric car many years ago which was quickly taken off the market.

The gasoline will only cost 60 cents per gallon. Beyond 40 miles, a gasoline engine works to charge the battery. Recharging takes 8 hours on a normal outlet, but only 3 hours if 240 volt outlet is available.

Either way, until there are chargers available in parking garages, park at work and run an extension cord out your window to recharge your vehicle! GM plans to charge $40,000 which is 33% more than the original Prius, but as that price came down, so GM expects that mass sales will allow them to lower the price.

At home, can you imagine solar chargers on your garage connected to storage cells that will fully charge your car over night? Then, what would your commute cost you?

Will there be a market for all electric vehicles? Would you buy one?

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