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CNN says Chevrolet Volt tech is "obsolete" compared to Toyota Prius Plug-in

by Eric Loveday (RSS feed) on Jun 29th, 2011 at 8:01PM

Plug-in Prius Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Volt fans like to point out that Chevy's plug-in hybrid can go 25 to 50 miles without using a drop of gas. Then, the Volt shifts seamlessly into its "range-extending" mode. Not everyone is impressed by this. CNN Money recently had the audacity to call the Volt's technology "obsolete." Here's a rundown of the reasoning behind CNN Money's bold claim: The Toyota Prius Plug-in has an estimated range of 13 miles in electric-only mode. Then, the plug-in Prius switches over to Toyota's fuel-sipping hybrid mode. In the... Read More

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