Interesting chart of Pre-Production Electric/Hybrid Cars.....
First time I saw the data on the Volt, check out the weight:
Above 3000.- lbs - WHY???
Ever heard of the pledge Amory Lovins (RMI) is broadcasting?
Of course this thing needs monstrous batteries - nothing in it is built lightweight.
GM keeps sending these weird mixed messages, which sound like this:
"We have the technology, we could give it - if we only wanted..."
After the EV1-crushing-episode (they even pulled the one out of the Smithsonian - there's an SUV in it's place now - if it weren't so sad, I'd LMAO) they are the last ones to trust.
Interesting about the chart though is the OPEL, that is indeed the first true commitment by the Europeans.
2010 is sadly late, i.m.o.
|Chevy Volt||Mitsubishi MiEV||MiEV Sport||Tesla Roadster||Opel Flextreme||Aptera|
|Estimated Production Date||2010||2010||2010||2008||2010||2008|
|Estimated Price||30000||98000||26900 for EV, 29900 for Hybrid|
|Estimated Initial Production||60000||1000||650|
|Body Style||4-5 Passenger Sedan||4 Passenger Sedan||2+2 Passenger Sedan||2 Passenger Roadster||3 Door Liftback||2 Door|
|Vehicle Class||Compact Car||Sub-Compact Car||Sub-Compact Car||Compact Car||Compact Car||Micro Car|
|Peak Power||130 - 140 kW||47 kW||87 kW||185 kW||120 kW|
|Continuous Power||45 kW||19 kW|
|Generator Power||54 kW||n/a||n/a||53 kW||12 kW|
|Recharge Time @ 110V||6 - 6.5 hours||13+ hours||17 hours||3.5 hours||6 hours|
|0-60 time||8 - 8.5 seconds||4 seconds||< 10 seconds|
|Weight||3140 pounds||2380 pounds||2700 pounds||850 pounds|
|Full EV Range||40 miles||99 miles||124 miles||245 miles||34.17 miles||120 miles|
|Extended Range||640 miles||n/a||n/a||n/a||444 miles||600 - 700 miles|
|Peak Power / Weight Ratio||34.6||19.7||68.5|