If you’re thinking of buying a 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, then you’re probably already aware that its 16 kilowatt-hour battery pack is much smaller than the battery packs normally found in pure electric cars. As a consequence, it is even possible to charge the Volt’s battery pack overnight from a domestic power outlet, something that would take the 2011Nissan Leaf 20 hours. That fact has prompted many Volt owners to forgo the expensive Level 2 fast charging stations considered essential for electric cars with larger battery packs, and plug in every night into a...
What Do YOU Want To Know About the 2011 Chevrolet Volt Electric Car?
After just shy of four years, two distinct body styles, much disbelief, and more press releases than we can count, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car is here. We'll be driving the 2011 Volt this week, and we have a lot of questions about what the car is like. But we expect you do...John Voelcker
2012 Ford Focus Electric: 120-Volt Charging 'Convenience Cord'
Electric cars need to be recharged, obviously. How car companies choose to provide the all-new equipment to do that varies significantly among makers. For its upcoming 2012 Ford Focus Electric, Ford just jumped out ahead of the car to announce that it will provide what it calls a "convenience cord"...John Voelcker