Source: Auto News
quote: The Volt is very similar to a Prius, where the ICE can directly power the wheels
quote: BTW, are you sure the i3 has range limited by battery capacity?
quote: con: Inefficient in gas mode, range still limited by battery capacity.
quote: The drivetrain loss to create a gearing that would hold up to torque demands are higher than the losses to go between mechanical and electric energy.
quote: The range extender isn't powerful enough to maintain interstate speeds.