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Chevy Volt’s powertrain and recharging clarified


Chevy’s taking a moment to clear up some misconceptions about its eagerly anticipated plug-in hybrid, the Volt, which had long been assumed (by most) to use its gasoline-powered engine like a WWII submarine — kicking on and charging the batts to full before switching off again. Alas, that’s close but not completely accurate. The engine does serve only to feed… Read more »