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Article: 5 things you need to know about green cars

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. JRod0802

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    Is this true? I thought the gas engine directly drove the wheels in the Volt and Karma.
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    The Karma is a serial hybrid; the motor only charges the battery.

    The Volt is a bit more complicated. In some driving modes the motor directly drives the wheels, but at other times it's a serial hybrid.
     

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