Chevrolet Volt charges itself

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Unveiled in Chicago mere hours ago, the Chevrolet Volt is a hybrid with a difference. Instead of using petrol to propel itself directly, it uses petrol to charge its internal batteries back up, for when you don’t have time or access to plug it into the mains. It also charges itself when it brakes, like a traditional hybrid, so engineers are not making a terrible overstatement when they joke that it gets between fifty and a million kilometers per liter. Not half posh either. [GT]

Chevrolet Volt [via MIT Technology Review]

Gabrielle Taylor