GM CEO wants a better electric-only range for the next-generation Chevy Volt

Article by Christian A., on August 21, 2013

The biggest problem of the current electric or hybrid vehicles is the limited range and it appears that General Motors’ CEO Dan Akerson knows this very well. As a result, he wants the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid to deliver a better range when it will hit the dealerships.

The first-generation Chevrolet Volt was introduced back in 2010 and it can travel an estimated 38 miles or 80 km using just the energy stored in its lithium-ion batteries. C

EO Dan Akerson aims to improve the electric range of the Volt by at least 20 percent. "We hope to extend that significantly," Akerson said during an interview on Bloomberg Radio. So, General Motors CEO hopes to increase the range to 50, 60 miles or even more. Still, the bad news is that this will take another three or four years. Until then, Tesla remains the king with an electric range of up to 265 miles or 426 km.

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