leaffan wrote:evnow wrote:AndyH wrote: In spite of GMs propaganda machine, the Volt is a HYBRID car, not an EV. Hybrid batteries are a critical part of emissions performance so are part of the long-term warranty. In other words - GM isn't building a long-life battery because they're super designers, they're doing it because they have to.
Not that it is a long-life battery - what they do is use only 50% of the battery. They have a 16kwh battery and use only 8 kwh of it. Compare that to 80-90% that is used by Leaf or Tesla.
So, with that battery, if someone is allowed to tweak it, we should be able to drive 60 miles on electric easily.
For the LEAF, someone posted that at a steady 65mph, you should be able to get around 80 miles. So for the Volt's battery, which no one has said, should only get 32 miles at that speed.
More likely 65-70 for most.