The Chevrolet Volt is hands-down one of the most interesting vehicles on its way out of post-public-loan GM, and today Chevy provided some additional numbers on the extended-range EV. They may be preliminary, but they’re impressive nonetheless.
The Volt will put out 150 horses and 273 lb-ft through the combination of 1.4-liter four-cylinder flex-fuel engine and electric motor. The motor will derive power from a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
On the road, that system will deliver a practical top speed of 100 mph while offering 300 miles worth of range on a full tank of gas and 40 miles of electric-only driving. Chevy provides the 0 to 60 mph at 9 seconds. [via egmCarTech]"
As you can see from specs - Chevy Volt is not an Electric Toy, but a proper Electric Car with full functional utilities of a "normal" car with CE. Realisation of this fact and Chevy Volts on the streets will bring revaluation to the whole Electric Car Value Chain and particularly to Lithium sector.
"One out of four consumers say they would be willing to consider a plug-in electric car next time they are shopping for a new vehicle, Consumer Reports says one of its polls found. Seven percent said it is "very likely" they would buy one."