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Chevrolet Volt Needs Premium Gasoline To Function


The Truth About Cars appears to have dug up an interesting but troubling fact about the new Chevrolet Volt; it requires premium gasoline.

Despite being able to go 40 miles without consuming a drop of gasoline, Chevrolet's environmental savior plug-in hybrid needs the top shelf dino juice for some inexplicable reason, despite the fact that its gas engine range extender is a wimpy 1.4L four-cylinder engine putting out 80 horsepower. The Volt's $41,000 pricetag and requirement for premium fuel are shaping up to be a couple of big strikes against a very promising product.

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