The Chevrolet Volt is different from any other car on the market today. It’s neither a full electric vehicle nor a a typical hybrid, and that’s what sets it apart. Call it a hybrid of a hybrid, if you will. Yet despite having launched a couple years ago, people still don’t understand how it works. So, Chevrolet launched a video to remind everyone what the Volt can do.
When a fully electric vehicle is out of juice, that’s it. Sorry, but it looks like you’re walking home from work this time. On the other end of the scale sits a hybrid, it has the ability to deliver great fuel economy due to its electric aids, but it will never travel under solely electric propulsion.
Enter the Volt. For the first 38 advertised miles on a full charge, the Volt will scoot around on electricity alone, enough to suffice for the average American’s daily commute. After that, the electric drivetrain is charged using the car’s small onboard 1.4L gasoline engine, which can be refilled like a conventional car at a gas station, until the Volt is plugged in again.