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Back in August, we were thrilled to take a near-production version of the Chevy Volt for a spin around GM's top secret proving grounds. Now that the Volt is for sale, it's time to test this revolutionary extended-range EV in the real world.


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      furtura1
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chrysler's suck
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is not a real world test, it is a commercail, after all at the start it said, "this is brought to you by the Chevy Volt", how imparcaial..... propaganda to use another phrase
        mikelarys
        • 4 Years Ago
        First of all, you're an idiot that can't spell. Second, if it were indeed propaganda, they would NOT have said, "brought to you by Chevy." That quote, initself tells us it's an advertisement. Any fool can figure out it's an ad, but thank you for opening up the eyes of your fellow morons, who were MISLED by Chevrolet. Go kill yourself.
        Matthew
        • 4 Years Ago
        This was NO commercial. The guy drove it around running ewrrands. If it had been a commercial ypou would have heard an announcer talking of many different features. Not accelerating onto a freeway... Hmm There are ALOT of liars on here tonight your just another one
      corsair807
      • 4 Years Ago
      HAVE NO INTREST IN LOOKING AT ONE, OR BUYING ONE.
        Don
        • 4 Years Ago
        @corsair807
        Then why did you bother to watch the video?
      jsbseven
      • 4 Years Ago
      OBAMACAR JUST ANOTHER PILL OF JUNK WERE ARE YOU GOING TO GET THE POWER TO CHARGE IT UP THE POWER CO. DONT HAVE ENOUGH FOR THE HOUSES LET ALONE 1 MILLION JUNK CARS
        axiomatik
        • 4 Years Ago
        @jsbseven
        The Volt project was started in 2005 or 2006. When was Obama elected again? oh, right......
        dcamaro98ls7
        • 4 Years Ago
        @jsbseven
        what the hell are you talking about? you must be from the south
      sanick20
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is in response to the moron that is unhappy that the Government LOANED GM money to get it through a catastrophic resessionn created by government policies. I hope you only buy foreign food, because the Government GIVES the agriculture business up to 30 BILLION dollars every year. So it must be Government Farms too huh Skippy? Then there's the moron that is unhappy because he thinks GM lied about the Volt. What about toyota lying to the Government while teir cars were killing Americans? I guess there is no cure for stupid.
      glid13
      • 4 Years Ago
      When we make a good car that is affordable I will buy one - untill then I will buy Hondas only.40,000 for chevy Volt - what the h***** are they smoking ?????( I do own a Harley)
        axiomatik
        • 4 Years Ago
        @glid13
        If you own an overpriced Harley, I don't know how you can complain about the price of a Volt. What's a typical Harley cost? $15k?
      • 4 Years Ago
      more like Chevy Revolting just an even more expensive Hybrid
      oildad
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, the answer to cheaper transportation is to bum power? LOL
      candrewjan
      • 4 Years Ago
      at lest great american futeristic car its my next car -for sure
      ginsurance
      • 4 Years Ago
      Totally unrealistic test. I work for a living and would never use this car like this test. I would never have time to stop anywhere for a charge. There are days when I have to drive 75 miles or so. Its a very expensive Cruze and if someone will be driving this care 12-15k miles or more it is not practical for 41k. There are far better cars for almost half the price and you will never spend the difference in gas.
        jesuaphn
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ginsurance
        You are absolutely on target. This test does not prove much. Too many questions left unanswered. How much does the charging cord cost?..because i can see how can it become another target for thieves.
        mikelarys
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ginsurance
        The Volt's generator runs on gasoline, and kicks in when the battery gets low. The generator can power the car for 200 miles!!! You can stop by any gas station and fill up the Volt, like you do now in your current car. The point of the VOLT is to use LESS gasoline (read: foreign oil). You will NEVER get standed in your Volt, you idiot - unless you run out of gas. The car runs on battery power for the first 50-80 miles, THEN the generator kicks in. Are you really that f*cking STUPID?
      erhcanadian
      • 4 Years Ago
      [3:50] "If I was in something all electric, I'd be screwed and stuck here." No, if you were in something all electric, you'd have about 50 more miles of range, because the Volt's battery and range is not representative of that of a pure BEV.
      Good Morning RL
      • 4 Years Ago
      This ia a lot of moey for for not muchof a car. Fop lessmoney you can get a VW Jetta diesel 50 mpg, go anywhere anytime proven reliability. The Germans are not building this kind of vehicle and they do not do Flexfuel either. The rest of theworld still runs on oil, we run on pipedreams & widmills GM claims to be the largest car maker in the world , but they use other peoples technology and build their cars out of the US. The Germans create things that are new and build thier own. The earthquake in Japan did not hal tproduction of Mercedes or BMW's
        axiomatik
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Good Morning RL
        You can also buy a 30mpg Nissan Versa for $10k and buy a lot of gas for the $10k saved vs the Jetta. So what? Different choices for different people. Plus, the VW doesn't give you the opportunity to drive gas-free.
        jonesrme
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Good Morning RL
        So the guys little trip would take about a gallon of diesel or about $4 at today's price. He used about $1,50 of electricity and maybe a $1 in gas. If this is average for say 200 days a year, he is $350 ahead of the diesel Jetta, nothing to sneeze at. People need to realize this technology is not for everyone, long distance commuters, for example. Ideal for some, workable by some, not of interest to others. That's fine. I need a pickup, some need a van. Why do so many people have to be confrontational? We have to try things out. Did you know the automobile was thought to be a rich man's toy when invented, and was sold as better for the environment by people who, when walking, had to dodge horse apples (poop) and urine? They tried steam, too. Why be so critical? Live and let live, GM RL!!
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