Don't get too excited yet. I remember years ago when CAFE standards were recinded from the original bill's numbers. Besides, if you burn E85 ethanol, your engine gets worse MPG because of the lower BTU of alcohol versus gasoline. Unless things really change drastically in the next few years, I don't see 35 MPG CAFE a reality. Let's not all punch the panic button!We might be purchasing the Chevy Volt.
That's not the point. CAFE stands for Corporate Average Fuel Economy. That means you average the MPG of the ENTIRE car model lineup. I think it still excludes full size pickups in this average, but I could be wrong. Besides, the EPA has changed the way they arrive at MPG #s now, they are more "real world"...meaning lower. So, buck up engineers!i thought the new chevy v8's already got 35 mpg they run on alternating 4 cylinders.
Smart idea. I think having a hybrid version of the majority of the lineup isnt a bad idea. Hell Im sure a lot of people love a curtain model but like to have beyond average fuel ecomony over the base model versus performance. And if the idea works then testing the waters with Volt technology in certain models. With that in place the average would be great and prolly better than anyone else.Maybe they need to take the Volt tech, add it in to the Camaro and call it the Camaro Hybrid...
I know how it works. It still uses the gas engine. What I am asking is how does that fit into the CAFE standards. How many MPG do they rate it at?The volt IS all electric. The engine is there JUST to recharge the batteries. There is no mechanical linkage between the engine and the wheels.
If you drive with a full tank until the tank is empty it is supposed to average 50mpg.
Flux Capacitor, DUH!the design possibilities are endless what to do with the space.
So they are planing on building an Impala Zeta there?Well lets hope they come up with something fast , because here in Oshawa our new plant will be building RWD Camaro's and some other product (Impala) that falls under the Zeta platform. If the CAFE makes a big impact on Oshawa then the Camaro may just be a 3-5 yr program and then we switch to small compact cars.
So they are planing on building an Impala Zeta there?