Chevy Volt

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    A plug-in, flex-fuel hybrid car.

    It has a 40-mile range on batteries and then falls back to a three cylinder engine that can be configured for gas, ethanol or biodiesel (giving a blended 50 MPG equivalent).

    It has 110V plugs on both sides, but the cords seem way too short. I thought they should be extension cords, with spring-loaded retraction, so you can mooch power from your friends when you visit. =)

    Concept cars seem like a tease to me since so few make it to production. (2009 update: this one looks like it is still going. fingers crossed)

    tgroe, Rory Finneren, Timmbits, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. biotron 87 months ago | reply

      "mooch" - a great word... but "pilfer" would have been my choice :)

    2. Vox Sciurorum 87 months ago | reply

      Get an inverter and plug it into its own battery.

      Or make a coil and park it under some power lines. I read that a guy was criminally charged for powering his home by induction, so there must be power to be had.

    3. nels1 87 months ago | reply

      the cord looks so short it's almost like an ipod charger cable!

    4. nhr 86 months ago | reply

      > I thought they should be extension cords, with spring-loaded
      > retraction, so you can mooch power from your friends when
      > you visit. =)

      ...and annoy your friends as you trip a circuit breaker and interrupt the communal football game watching by pulling 40+ Amperes of current (^^;

    5. Mo, In The 415 86 months ago | reply

      I'm feelin' ya on you feeling like concept cars are one huge tease. I've drooled (sometimes literally) over many a sleek line and alloy wheel... Only to find that short of pulling off some highly criminal activity, she would never be mine.

      It's ok. The steering was already too loose and her looks would deteriorate in no time. ; )

    6. Philosoap [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      I believe there are real plans to put the Volt into production.

    7. Redshift21 78 months ago | reply

      Never ever forget this is from the people who made the EV1 then chushed all of them so no one could have one, GM also bought up the battery tech that made the EV1 work then sold it to Teaxaco who in turn were bought up six days later by Chevron, Chevron then sued Toyota who were having great sucess with their Rav4 EV which used the same type NiMH.

      You could have a car that would do highway speeds and 150 mile on a single charge if Chevron were not sitting on the tech.

    8. Redshift21 78 months ago | reply

      BTW, I forgot to mention that GM was at the forefront of the group that forced CARB to drop the law that made zero emission cars a reality.

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