Monday, January 10, 2011

Chevy Volt Test Drive!

Jill Fehrenbacher
VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!
by Jill Fehrenbacher, 12/11/10
filed under: Green Transportation,Video,automotive

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, last month, I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum of consumer electric cars with avid interest over the past few years, and I’m beside myself with excitement about all the new mass-market electric cars that are being released this month! It’s clearly a sign that consumers are finally ready for electric vehicles. Between the Nissan Leaf, Coda Sedan and Chevy Volt (all of which are supposed to be released this month), only the Volt has a hybrid gas-electric engine system which provides a gas engine-extended range of 300 miles to prevent drivers from being stuck without a charge. This means that ‘Range Anxiety‘ — the main concern that many drivers have about electric vehicles — is allayed with the back-up gas-powered engine in the Volt. Basically, the Volt can drive further without a fill-up than most gas-guzzler cars, so you’ll never need to worry about being stuck somewhere on the side of the road with an empty battery.

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