And frankly, the Tesla Model S, which will probably be about the same price as the volt initially, has a good shot, too.
Its electric car the volt had its best month ever, selling 3,351 units.
On the other hand, sales of the volt declined in April 2013 from April 2012.
unit of electromotive force, 1873, back-formation from adj. voltaic.
volt (vōlt)
n.
Abbr. V
A unit of electromotive force in the Internation System of Units that will produce a current of 1 ampere in a circuit that has resistance of 1 ohm.
volt (vōlt) The SI derived unit used to measure electric potential at a given point, usually a point in an electric circuit. A voltage difference of one volt drives one ampere of current through a conductor that has a resistance of one ohm. One joule of work is required to move an electric charge of one coulomb across a potential difference of one volt. One volt is equivalent to one joule per coulomb. See also Ohm's law. |
The unit of electromotive force, the volt measures how much “pressure” there is in an electric circuit. The higher the voltage, the more electrical current will flow in the circuit.
Note: Ordinary household outlets are usually rated at 115 volts, car batteries at 12 volts, and flashlight batteries at 1.5 volts.