GM could build a fully electric Chevrolet Volt
General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz confirmed that could be built and fully electric version of the Chevrolet Volt, but is however skeptical regarding autonomy for very low temperatures.
Lutz told reporters at the Auto Show in Detroit that would be child's play building a fully electric version of its Chevrolet Volt. "Once you have built your Volt, a pure electric mode is trivial. Just get some parts, "said GM Vice.
Journal American company but warned that electric vehicles will not give autonomy to a claim because of weather, atmospheric conditions, road and driving style.
"Autonomy is more variable than gasoline powered cars. Bob Lutz told journalists that has come with the Volt only 45 km (of the purported 60) on an extremely cold weather.
The Chevrolet Volt is a car that uses electricity for propulsion. It was designed to cover up to 60 miles without gasoline and without producing fumes. When lithium-ion battery the Volt is released, enter immediately into action a motor / generator to ensure uninterrupted operation and expand the autonomy to 500 km, until the next stop to refuel or recharge batteries.
The new Chevrolet Volt will debut in the U.S. market late this year and in Europe is scheduled for early 2011.
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