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Chevrolet may an answer, and it’s called the Yes, the Volt is an electric Yes, it has a limited range the battery goes kaput.

But a bit of innovation ensures that you can the Volt on the road long the battery discharges.

The Kansas Automotive Examiner recently a week testing a new Chevrolet And we discovered a vehicle that has all of the and few of the penalties associated with EV ’s.

The Volt is not a hybrid in the traditional In a Prius, for example, an electric powers the car at lower speeds and things like the air conditioning at stoplights. The gasoline engine kicks in at certain higher or when the driver blasts off the

That’s why a normal hybrid shows better gas mileage for the city than the highway—the of a gasoline-powered vehicle.

In the Volt, the engine never actually the car at all. In fact, if you take commutes (about 30-miles) and your Volt into the outlet every night to it, you could conceivably never use a of gasoline again. The car itself completely, 100-percent on electricity.

Where the 1.4-liter, four-cylinder gas in the Volt comes into is when the battery runs out of Then it will kick in to power in the battery. With all going on, you theoretically should be to travel 300-plus miles the help of the gasoline engine.

The fuel economy of the Volt depends on how you use it. If you just use the gasoline-generated you can get as much as 37-MPG. Plug it in, run off the and kick over to the gasoline for your trip, and you’ll be at 60-MPG.

Or, charge it up and take it on a short where you’ll just use and you’re looking at 94-MPGe.

The is a better car when it’s on the batteries alone than it is the gasoline engine kicks in to the batteries. In electric mode, the is like riding on a cloud—silent, and lovely. When the battery out, the engine is sort of

You can hear it up there buzzing to the battery, but it isn’t hooked to a so it doesn’t shift like you expect. It’s not horrible, but it some getting used to.

It is a nice car to drive. It’s not a little penalty box like a Leaf. It handles well. The are first rate.

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And it feels as and high-tech as if you were driving an It even makes noises a computer when you push the button to power it on and off.

One that seems to concern about the Volt is the price. Our car stickered at $43,880. That’s double the cost of a Chevrolet Eco, the basic car on which the is based. But that doesn’t some of the rebates and credits

The Volt gets a government tax of $7,500 right off the top. And may be other places to get a little money back if you do your

If you are someone who really wants to gasoline, but does not want to be saddled to short commutes the Volt may just be the answer.

For information on the Chevrolet Volt, the official website at .

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