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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Just power the car by ramjet.

    Of course, it would go far too fast for most roads.

    And would likely be less fuel efficent, as compared to regular cars.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You think a 5 inch fan would create tha much drag? I'm turning my little fan next to my desk and it almost turns freely. Perhaps you're right. I have long been told that perpetual energy is an impossibility. Maybe a fan connected to the rotor in the generator might actually cause too much drag, come to think of it. But if we can put a man on the moon.....

    Or, maybe just make the fan a spiral type, turbine fan, rather than a wide blade and gear it properly? I can't imagine that the fan and it's small generator would weigh too much more than a gallon of gas.
    The source of the energy that the turbine would produce would be the kinetic energy of the car. Since the cycle of turning that energy back into kinetic energy for the vehicle, you lose energy by doing so. Basically you're describing a regenerative air brake. Normal regenerative brakes work better.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    RWNJ is right a LOT of the time.
    You flatter me

    Actually, on second thought, it's probably because I type/talk a lot. I'm probably wrong just as often 0.o lol.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Just power the car by ramjet.

    Of course, it would go far too fast for most roads.

    And would likely be less fuel efficent, as compared to regular cars.
    I bet it would be a hit at monster truck shows.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Hmm, I just saw this thread, it's a little bit misleading on the title name. It won't get standard 230 miles per every gallon because it uses up the battery first. On gas, it gets 50 mpg.

    Chevy Volt FAQs | GM-VOLT : Chevy Volt Electric Car Site
    Q: How many miles per gallon will the Chevy Volt get?
    A: A bit of a trick question. For the first 40 miles it will get infinite mpg, because no gas will be burned. When the generator starts, the car will get an equivalent of up to 50 mpg thereafter. One can calculate the average mpg per for any length drive starting with a full battery: Total MPG = 50xM/(M-40). GM has announced the car will get 230 MPG for the average city driver over time assuming nightly full recharges.

    Q: When will the car be available?
    A: GM has committed to begin retail sales in November 2010, as a 2011 model year.

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    Q: What is the cost of operation of the car
    A: With current average U.S. electric rates of ~10 cents/kwh it should cost 80 cents to drive for the first 40 miles, and then get 50 mpg thereafter using gasoline (market rate).
    Still a really good car though. Has the advantages of an electric car and the range of a gas car if you need it.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Good one....It got around 7mpg...No?


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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The word is spelled Hearse and the Ecto was a combination car not a straight hearse but made up to look like an ambulance.
    Wow. How very important. I'm sure no one understood what I was talking about before your spell check.

    Quote Originally Posted by Opteron View Post
    Hmm, I just saw this thread, it's a little bit misleading on the title name. It won't get standard 230 miles per every gallon because it uses up the battery first. On gas, it gets 50 mpg.

    Chevy Volt FAQs | GM-VOLT : Chevy Volt Electric Car Site

    Still a really good car though. Has the advantages of an electric car and the range of a gas car if you need it.
    You have to start somewhere. Some people are ripping it as a fad car for rich folks but electric cars are never going to be perfect from the start.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    You have to start somewhere. Some people are ripping it as a fad car for rich folks but electric cars are never going to be perfect from the start.
    Actually, its a really good car. It's better than a hybrid because it has full electric power initially, and then it turns into a hybrid after it uses gas. I just was thrown by the title initially.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    You have to start somewhere. Some people are ripping it as a fad car for rich folks but electric cars are never going to be perfect from the start.
    I agree. We can't get things perfect in one go. But we do need to use less oil. So this is a good start. It's true the headline is misleading but most headlines are, the point is that were finally going in the right direction.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Not much different then the person who buys the full size pickup with lift kit, and large tires only to use it to drive to work and back never taking it off road, or the person who buys the Altima coupe over the sedan. It is image

    eh, I think that is kind of dumb as well. But hey, go waste your money any way you like. Just don't preach to me (and I know you haven't) about how the volt, or leaf makes you a better, more conscience person.

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