Wrong again, dude. They are called "mild" series plug in hybrids. They can go full electric as long as you do not go over a certain speed. Then it reverts to a parallel hybrid.<quoted text>
More lies from the number # 1 Volt shill. The Fords and Toyotas are traditional Hybrids with plug in recharging systems, and programmed to depend more on battery power until the juice starts running low. So cut your BS, at least be honest, no other manufacturer uses a Volt type of system; I'm not surprised.
There are four types of hybrids. The mild series plug in hybrids did not come along until the Volt was built. There were mild series hybrids, but they were not plug ins.
The Ford C-Max parallel hybrid is a non plug in. The C-Max Energi is a plug in that uses the E charge first. You can go much faster than a regular c-max before the car reverts to gas. It is therefore a cross between a series and a parallel.
A parallel hybrid, when started runs on gas. Always. A mild series plug in and a full series always starts in electric. The Mercedes can be drive 30 miles on pure electric. All the mild series plug ins can be driven faster in E than their counterpart parallel hybrids.
The reason these companies won't build a car based purely on the Volt is because of patents. It's not that they don't want to, pal. Believe me, they want to.
Why do you think the plug in Prius is getting such bad reviews from people who have bought them? They thought they were getting a "Volt" Prius.
Toyota can not build a car based on the Voltech technology. Not legally anyway.
That is why the 100 mpg, Via motors full sized pick up truck is the Volt on steroids. They are sharing the patents with GM. Nobody else can. They copy it as much as possible.
Once again, they created plug in mild series hybrids because of the Volt. If you don't think so, you are fooling yourself. There were no plug ins before the Volt.
You should inform yourself.