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Is the Volt really a "Hybrid" or not?
GM calls it an "Extended Range Electric Vehicle" which is what it really is. It's not even a "Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle" either.
It's not a hybrid at all.
What do all the modern era ( 1999+ ) hybrid cars have in common?
1. The can be propelled by MORE than one method: electric motor OR gasoline engine OR a combination of both.
The Volt is not like that at all.
It is ALWAYS powered ONLY by the electric motor. Ever.
The "gasoline" part of the Volt is merely a generator to charge the electric battery which powers the electric motor which propels the car.
That means that it does NOT meet the criteria of every other hybrid car on the road in the world, which is "more than one method of propulsion ( i.e., making the wheels move )"
Anyone offer differences in my analysis? ( I'll bet there are )