Electric Fiat 500 Plug-In Hybrid Conversion Stirs Up Major Interest

Electric Fiat 500 Plug-In Hybrid Conversion Stirs Up Major Interest

(from gas2.org)

“Technically an extended range electric vehicle (EREV) like the Chevy Volt, the LiiON can go 50 miles on a charge and then, when the batteries are depleted, a small 26 HP Wankel rotary engine turns on and sends a current to the batteries to provide an extra 190 miles of range on a small amount of fuel — it only has a 3.17 gallon tank! Given those stats, it appears the fuel efficiency in range extended mode is nearly 60 mpg. The engine is never directly powering the wheels, so in all honesty it’s actually an electric car and not a hybrid, but writing ‘extended range electric vehicle’ in the title of a post is a killer… and most people don’t even know what that phrase means yet.”

That is what new car buyers should buy to commute, if they had a minimum of common sense.

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