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