>Not an “electric car”.
Some Wikipedia Definitions:
“A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to propel the vehicle.”
“The term most commonly refers to Hybrid-electric vehicle(HEV) which includes internal combustion engines and electric motors.”
The Chevy Volt is more towards the electric side of things, perhaps we could call it “gasoline assist”, instead of the usual “electric assist”. It has a gasoline engine to power the electric motor after the 40 mile electric battery runs out.
The range of the Chevy Volt Hybrid is 40 miles on pure electricity (from 2008).
The range of the GM EV1 Electric Car was 160 miles (from 1998).
This is American Progress. Enjoy.