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I think the hype over the VOLT being a "Hybrid" or not is the $5,000
California "Rebate" for pure Electric , but not for hybrids. IMHO.
Dennis Miles

Evan Tuer <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Roger Stockton <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>
> > Secondly, GM has always said the Volt would have an ICE engine and ~we~
> have always understood that if it has an ICE then
> > the *best* it can hope for is to be a hybrid. We've always known it
> wasn't a pure EV despite the marketing drivel trying to
> > convince the masses that it is by redefining "series hybrid" as "range
> extended EV".
>
> It's definitely a hybrid. I can see why they are trying to
> differentiate it from the existing hybrids though, as they don't have
> a useful battery-only mode of operation, and this does.
>
> I don't understand why people are creating a fuss about whether it's a
> series hybrid or not either. You *don't* want a series hybrid for
> long trips, which is the only time you'd be using the ICE. Some
> automatic clutch arrangement is exactly what is needed.
>
>
> Here's an actual series hybrid which is claimed to be a "range
> extending electric vehicle". I can't really argue with it in this
> case.
>
>
> http://www.theengineer.co.uk/in-depth/analysis/jet-power-bladons-microjets-enable-jaguar-turbine-hybrid/1005528.article
>
> Yes, it's the old micro-turbine setup as used in buses forever, but
> this time in a 200mph Jaguar with 100 mile battery range!
>
> I'll be amazed if they ever actually sell one though..
>
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