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    A 4-day test drive of the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors, and 4 days running resulted the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine. The test showed that the car got 30 mpg ...




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    I wonder if the writer of this article knows that batteries get depleted FASTER IN COLD WEATHER THAN IN WARM WEATHER. I've heard reports of people getting as low as 25 miles on the battery before the engine kicks in to start charging the battery, but that's in 20F weather outside. When it gets up into the 70's and 80's, those same people say that the battery gets them 35 miles before the engine kicks in to keep the battery charged.

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