The Internet is really buzzing over the Chevy Volt story. Is it an EV with a gas engine to charge the batteries? Or is it an advanced hybrid?
More importantly, does it matter?
I am talking with GM personally in the morning, but from what I can see as of now the evidence seems clear that the Volt is a next generation hybrid. Albeit it, one with some very cool technology.
So what is the fuss?
Simply that, up until now, GM has been very clear that the gas engine was for charging the batteries only. If this turns out to not be the case, it is understandable why people are shocked.
I am no engineer, but from what I can see the Volt looks to have a great story—EV or hybrid. Like everyone else, I just can’t figure out why we might have been told the wrong one.