Source: The Detroit News
quote: Correction - the official EPA classification is a plug-in hybrid. The SAE also classifies the Volt as a plug-in hybrid. GM can call it whatever it wants, but it carries no weight because neither the Society of Automotive Engineers nor the Environmental Protection Agency agree with its semantics. Besides, the SAE/EPA also don't really make much of a distinction when classifying vehicles as whether they're series or parallel (or series-parallel) hybrids. As far they're concerned, if it gets it's energy from two sources, it's a hybrid. If you can plug it in (on top of that), it's a plug-in hybrid. Period.The European Union 2007/46/EC also states: "‘hybrid electric vehicle’ means a hybrid vehicle that, for the purpose of mechanical propulsion, draws energy from both of the following on-vehicle sources of stored energy/power: — a consumable fuel, — an electrical energy/power storage device (e.g. battery, capacitor, flywheel/generator, etc.);" (OJ L 263, 09.10.2007, p.5)Source: www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/phevsbs.shtml
quote: I treat my Chevy Volt as pure EV. I have driven over 29,000 miles and counting without switching over to gas.
quote: The official term for the Chevy Volt is EREV which stands for "Extended Range Electric Vehicle"
quote: I buy 1.2 gallons of gas per year
quote: I tend to suspect that folks would kill each other and burn the environment if they could save money.