The New Electric Car
Will the new green
machine defeat the
Presenting the Chevy Volt
The Chevy Volt
- The new Chevy volt is the car sensation
sweeping the nation.
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s How is the Volt powered?
The volt is powered mostly by battery.
However, if you run out of battery, the
"”vo| t has a small gas engine that kicks in
while you’re driving. You recharge your
volt by plugging it in overnight and it
recharges the battery.
4* Why have a Gas Engine?
Its purpose is to power and recharge your car
whentyou run out of battery power. Also the
"’’gas engine recharges the battery while you
are driving. Another reason why is so that if a
lot of people buy the volt GM and Chevy don’t
all of the money there making of off oil.
Pros and Cons
The Chevy volt is a lot cheaper than other
regular electric cars. It is emissions free. Also,
/ . if you run out of battery power while driving,
the cars small gas will recharge the battery
while you are driving.
The Chevy Volt takes about 6 hours to
recharge its battery. Also, you only get 40
miles to the battery.
Why is the Volt not a
* The Volt is not considered a hybrid
because its gas engine is used fora
different purpose. In most electric
. »/cars, the gas engine only kicks in
when it is not good for the battery to
be used. For example, when the car
is going up hill. The Volts gas engine
however, only kicks in when the
battery is completely dead.
History of electric cars at GM,
General motors introduced their first '“_, '_‘
electric car in T996. It was called the if v*
EVT. It ran off of rechargeable batteries
that you could recharge in your house. It
was a"‘coo| ” easy to use car that was
“good for the environment. But, General
Motors only leased the EVl s to
customers. And, in l999 they took them
all back. No one knew exactly why, but
a lot of people believe GM recalled the
EVl because it was too good of a
product. They were afraid the Evl
significantly reduce gas sales.
History of electric cars at
8 years after GM takes back the EVl
they finally introduce The Chevy Volt
at the 2007 Detroit car show. The
T”/ Volt is expected to be available to
customers in 2010.
Other Electric cars
it Tesla Roadster
The Tesla Roadster will be the first ever
/ /all electric sports car. Apparently it
can go from O to 60 mph in just 4
seconds. Also, it will be able to
travel 245 miles on one battery. ,
Other Electric cars
at The Venturi Fetish
The Venturi Fetish is mostly on electric sports
car. ltgoes from O to 60 in under 5
9’/ seconds and gets 250 km to the battery.
The battery is rechargeable in only one
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