With the Chevy Volt due to hit American dealerships in late 2010/early 2011, be prepared to hear the terms extended range electric vehicle and plug-in series hybrid used quite frequently. But what do these terms mean? CNET Australia explains.
The hybrid "Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle" does 80 mph, climbs hills, and serves as a high-speed weapons platform--all while cutting fuel consumption, according to the Army.
The Chevrolet Volt arrives later this year to challenge the Toyota Prius for green car superiority. However, GM doesn't like to call the Volt a hybrid, choosing to classify it as an extended range electric vehicle (EREV).
The Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid could hit Japan's shores as early as next year and go head-to-head with the country's hybrid and electric vehicles.
GM announced its development of a new, more efficient internal combustion engine that will eventually be used to power its line up of hybrid and extended-range plug-in vehicles.