The high torque of an electric motor, like those that motivate the Volt,
should quite easily blow past most of the under powered high winding, low
torque 4cy cars on the road today on the entry
ramps and curves on mountain roads. Especially the small and midget cars
that are being offered by the Japanese
Yes and the Volt IS a "Hybrid", specifically a serial plug-in hybrid
electric vehicle (PHEV) and the SAE agrees. The SAE also states that MPG
during charge sustaining mode and watthours per mile during charge depleting
mode must be quoted separately not combined into some faux MPG number
The EPA has devised a different method, than used for engine powered
vehicles to rate hybrids like those from Ford, GM, Toyota and Honda as well
as a method for Generated / Electric only motivated vehicles like the Volt.
The difference in the Volt's generators engine is that it runs at a constant
RPM, like stationary engines. That is a far more efficient way to run an
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