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The production version of the new extended-range electric
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The production version of the new extended-range electric Volt vehicle sits on display after it was revealed to the news media during the company's 100th Anniversary celebration at GM world headquarters September 16, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. The vehicle is expected to be available in 2010.(Credit: Bill Pugliano, Getty Images)

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Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to be produced by General Motors and is expected to be launched in November 2010 as a 2011 model.

With fully charged batteries r the Volt up to 40 miles. After 40 miles, a small 4-cylinder gasoline internal combustion engine creates electricity on-board to 53 kW (71 hp) generator extend the Volt's range to over 300 miles.