"Automaking giant General Motors on Tuesday said it was preparing to cut production of gas-guzzling SUVs while clearing the road for the electric hybrid Volt. The plug-in vehicle, introduced as a concept car in January 2007, will be powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged either via a regular electrical socket when parked or by an onboard generator while driving.
The standard Volt generator will be configured to run on E85 fuel (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline), but other fuel sources, such as diesel, gasoline or even fuel cells are possible.
"The extended-range electric vehicle is no longer just a rumor."
"...designed to use a common 110-volt household plug. For someone who drives less than 40 miles a day, Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions."
"We expect a driving range of an estimated 640 miles."http://www.chevrolet.com/electriccar/
Some specs...(what concerns me is under "Battery System...Energy: 16kWh (minimum)"...not sure if this is 16kWh being drawn while charging)
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
One more linkhttp://gm-volt.com/