The all new 2010 Nissan Leaf has sprung out into the news this year and green technology nuts are getting nutty over what this car has to offer. There is a good reason why too. A car that can drive solely on electrical power and not produce a single bit of harmful emissions is a lot to talk about. In fact when it was released, 6600 people left a $99 deposit to reserve their first Nissan Leaf. Well?hopefully their Nissan Dealership is no farther away than 100 miles. Why? Because they wouldn't be able to make it all the way home until after they stopped for a charge! The Leaf is designed to run up to 100 miles on a full charge. After that you will have to find a place to plug in for at least 30 minutes. So imagine you are on your way to Grandma's house for dinner and you have the two kids in the back already asking, "are we there yet?" Now your response has to be, "well kids we have to stop here for 30 minutes to charge the car and then it will be another hour after that."
Chevy recognizes that may not be the best scenario so they are building the 2011 Chevy Volt to go as far as you need to go. If that trip is less than 40 miles you will not use a drop of gasoline or produce any harmful emissions. The great news is that you don't have to stay home from Grandma's on the weekend. The Volt has very small generator that will run on gasoline or E85 Ethanol. This motor will take over to keep the batteries charged and keep you on the road. The result is 5 times better MPG's than your average car? not to shabby. In fact when Motortrend test drove the Chevy Volt they achieved 127 MPG's during some pretty vigorous drive.
What's this mean right now? It means that you can trust Chevy and General Motors to take back the reigns as the leading manufacturer of the type of vehicle that PEOPLE WANT TO DRIVE! While it will be a while before a Chevy Volt makes it to Abilene, Junction City, or Salina KS. Chevy Volt enthusiasts can rest assured that the public will embrace this new technology and we will all see the benefits soon.
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