Earlier this week, PSFK was invited to view the production version of the 2010 Chevy Volt at a debut event in NYC. The car was officially unveiled last month in Detroit. The Volt is classified as an E-REV or extended range electric vehicle. Power comes primarily from batteries on board the car which can be recharged by plugging the vehicle in to an outlet. The vehicle does have small a flexible fuel engine which drives a generator to recharge the batteries when the charge gets low. The gas engine will only turn on in instances when more electricity is needed. It does not directly power the car.
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