Originally Posted by El Guero
When you are driving a Volt down the highway, does the gas engine ever directly drive the wheels? Or is it all power to the wheels through the electric motor?
Yes. The original story was that it was always an electrical connection. Then there was the shocking expose!!!111 Above 70 mph the engine directly drives the wheels as well as electrically. Some people made a big fuss about this because it wasn't a true series hybrid blah blah blah blah.
I drive it differently than gasoline cars. Much more conservatively, an excellent term in this context. I'm trying not to be a traffic impediment. Tailgating Priuseses is kind of fun.
I think this will explain everything.