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>> Volvo's C30 Coupe is arresting enough, just with its
looks. But now it has an extension cord hanging out the
front end. This is the Recharged Concept Car. It's a
blended-series hybrid, sort of like the Chevy Volt.
Meaning the combustion engine typically just generates
electricity for the batteries to run the electric
motors, regenerative breaking also helps to charge that
lithium polymer battery pack, but the car can be put
into a mode to drive on the gas engine for longer range,
and it can also be plugged in. A full three-hour charge
offers a range of around 60 miles, and just an hour on
the teat [assumed spelling] will get you 30 miles. Once
you are more than half out of electric, the lean burn
engine starts to run the generator again, which gives
you longer range at an equivalent of around 43 miles per
gallon. And when combined with a full charge to start
with, it averages up to over 120 miles per gal. As you
can see, these hybrids are becoming a complicated math
problem. Zero to sixty? Yes, takes about nine seconds.
But that isn't why you would buy a car called the
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