General Motors Electric Car to revive the automaker

Volt Electric car

General Motors is banking on their new Volt all electric vehicle to revive the automaker and reverse their staggering losses. General motors, the world’s largest automaker unveiled the Volt at the Detroit auto show which is powered exclusively by electricity.

The Volt will have a range of 40 miles on a single charge which is derived by plugging it into a standard 110 volt outlet for about 6 hours. An on-board 3 cylinder, gas generator will charge the batteries when power is low, providing a range of up to 640 miles.
Unlike hybrid vehicles which use both a gas and electric motor, the GM Volt will be electric powered only.

GM claims the new electric powered auto is based upon entirely new ground-breaking technology, technology which won’t be available until possibly 2010 or later. The automaker has stated that it’s planning to bring the new Volt electric vehicle to market as soon as possible.

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