quote: The Volt isn't a fully-fledged EV, and has a gasoline engine/generator onboard to extend the range of the vehicle when the battery pack is exhausted.
quote: That's not right. The Volt IS a fully-fledged EV that just happens to have an onboard generator.
quote: Yeah, I got into this argument over a year ago
quote: any vehicle which can move via electric power is by definition an "electric vehicle".
quote: The purists disagreed and claimed that only vehicles powered entirely by electricity 100% of the time could be called electric vehicles.
quote: I suppose it's like arguing about whether a shape is a square or a rectangle.
quote: You only confirm what I'm saying. The Volt is a FULLY capable EV when it is fully charged. When the generator kicks in it behaves as a hybrid to extend the range. Up until that point it is, without question, a full EV.