The first time I saw this post I thought someone was just being funny. Now I'm not so sure.
If a person wanted to power their whole house in a normal fashion, that is with all the amenities such as refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer, heating/ac, lights, computers, etc., with a portable generator, for an extended period of time, this is what they would need:
The Chevy Volt couldn't even pull
this generator let alone match it's power output.
Simply put, when it comes to electrical generators size most definitely matters.
Please don't try to run your entire house off a Chevy Volt, if you are lucky the only
thing you will destroy will be the car...