Source: Detroit News
quote: while the battery SoC is above its minimum level, Volt is all-electric all the way to its maximum limited speed of 100mph.
quote: I lost respect because it was no longer an electrical car with a "range extender" - you now absolutely NEED the engine to hit certain speeds/acceleration!
quote: The Fusion Energi is estimated to get BETTER MPGe than the Volt.
quote: The MPG numbers would be lower without it, with no improvement in functionality.
quote: You can pair the generator with *any* kind of engine that can produce power, not just an internal combustion engine.
quote: it needs to provide proper torque and be hooked to the transmission, rather than just wired to the batteries.
quote: You could always reprogram the computer, and it would always be a serial hybrid.
quote: And it would be a gimp at interstate speeds.
quote: engine directly supplies power after a certain speed
quote: its range and capabilities are underwhelming.
quote: Leaf too expensive? Excuse me? I think if the average person was just dying to "get off" of oil and were begging for electric cars, the Leaf would sell great! With the ridiculous EV subsidy and "tax credit" anyone looking to buy a new car can get a Leaf.