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Old 05-10-2018, 02:32 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
The Volt has an orbital transmission just like a Prius. The engine is fully capable of driving the wheels directly. The first gen's engine was clutched behind one electric motor but still mechanically drove the wheels. It was clutched so it could be disconnected, but that's not even true of the 2nd gen - it's geared directly.
Thanks, that cleared up my misunderstanding. I had always thought the Gen I was a series only hybrid, but apparently it is a series / parallel hybrid.
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