03-15-2010, 09:59 PM
I got to take a Chevy Volt for a spin today, very short spin so I don't have much to comment. However, the car was incredibly quiet, and easy to handle. I'm swamped with other stuff right now, but I'll update this post when I have time. I do also have some photos.
___SOB! Do you know how many journalists would give their eye tooth to be behind the wheel of one of those things!!! Congrats and do tell as I tweeted your post and they were surely want to know what it was like :)
03-15-2010, 11:41 PM
My brain is pretty much mush right now, so I hesitate to write lest I make no sense at all.
They were pretty um...... what's the word.... politely secretive with the specs. They explained why they aimed for 40 miles per battery charge, but wouldn't tell me me what the size of the tank was. They did say that it was supposed to be about 300 miles per tank though.
There are smart phone apps connected to onstar so that you could program the volt to charge at a certain time or to start air conditioning in the car before you actually turn the car on. You can also use the smart phone app to honk the horn.
In addition to the regular horn, there's a "friendly" horn to warn pedestrians who can't hear your car because it is so quiet. I do mean quiet. That car didn't even have a detectable hum (I was in a semi-noisy area). The car also had a rear backing camera.
The interior was very modern and the buttons were all "touch" buttons. You didn't have to actually depress the button, rather it functioned like a touch screen.
There's a turbo button on the console if you also desire more "power." All in all, it wasn't too shabby. The dash didn't have a MPG or MPKilowatt indicator on it, but it does have an obd port for the scan gauge. I'm not sure if the scanguage would be able to give the MPG info due to the design of the engine. That was my one gripe the car.
Photos coming soon. Wayne, What's your twitter handle? I'm ATXdriveclean.
___CleanMPG ;) Mine will be highlighted with the ^WG.
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03-16-2010, 06:06 AM
Doggone! Wish I could have been there!!! :flag:
03-16-2010, 08:34 AM
I forgot to include that @misohungry is my most active twitter account. I may occasionally forget to post to @atxdriveclean.