2011 Chevrolet Volt Revealed
GM finally took the wraps off their game-changing plug-in vehicle, the Volt. Due to hit dealerships next year as a 2011 model, the Volt is not a hybrid, per se. Actually, its goals are far more lofty.
Instead, the Volt is powered by batteries which can motivate the car up to 40 miles via electricty alone on one charge. If the batteries near depletion, the Volt employs a small gas-powered engine which actually serves to recharge the batteries instead of powering the wheels, giving the car a total distance of about 350 miles on one charge, with the first 40 or so completely emissions-free.
The car has a top speed of 100mph and power specs include 111hp and a very respectable 273lb-ft of torque.
GM claims that recharging the car will cost "less than a cup of your favorite coffee" and can be a achieved by plugging the charging port into any regular wall socket. GM also states that powering the Volt will cheaper than your typical refrigerator. Not bad. Check out the video below for some footage of the tech-laden interior.