Did you know the Chevrolet Volt can outrun a gaggle of slow-rambling zombies? Did you know that even in an apocalyptic wasteland, beautiful women will drive freshly washed cars? These are two of the messages in a new ad (of sorts) for the plug-in hybrid that was created by Josh Soskin for the Mofilm Barcelona 2012 Video Contest.

The spot, viewable below, makes an odd case against gas anxiety (for lack of a better word) by showing a mid-1980's Mazda 323 running out of gas, which then allows a brain-hungry zombie horde from catching up. The deus ex machina turns out to be a Volt, which carries our heroes to safety. The big question: does that Volt include zombie-killing shotguns, hung from a gun rack?

Now, a fully charged, fully refueled Volt can go around 375 miles. If these guys really want to go the distance, what they really need is a good hypermiler and/or a diesel car (1,600+ miles!). Or, if the gasoline supply has been damaged, how about a solar-powered long-distance vehicle, something like the Solar Taxi. But that's applying logic to what's supposed to be a commercial, which is always a losing experiment. The ad is still kind of funny. Watch it here, and you can see the contest's runners-up here.



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      DarylMc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Without a doubt the best Volt ad I have seen to date. Especially compared to one of GM's previous efforts where it feels like the zombies would be a good fit behind the steering wheel. :)
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why did she not give the zombies a lift, Chevy that is blatant Zombism which has no place in todays politically correct "ism" world, l just done my diversity course at work last week. Great advert Chevy, sod the PC.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great ads, Sebastian. I love all these ads. They're just great :D
      Vince
      • 2 Years Ago
      if they need a bit of help they could shoot the zombies with peas, frozen peas, corn, bubbles and cabage, all while being powered by sunflowers. ( plants vs zombies )
        SVX pearlie
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vince
        Need mushrooms at night, tho...
        Vlad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vince
        Always keep a stash of frozen watermelons in case of a Zombie attack.
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 2 Years Ago
      a superlight aero EV could run forever in a post apocalyptic society if you had a little windmill or solar panel. a stupid gas car couldn't run anywhere because all the oil employees are zombies.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        Dan is actually right. The speed record for a solar vehicle is about 40-50mph, as measured on the bonneville salt flats. The human powered speed record is around 80mph in a velomobile. In an apocalypse situation, you won't have batteries or gas. Suddenly, a vehicle based on bicycle parts will be appealing!
          Dan Frederiksen
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          why not batteries if you bought the vehicle prior.. and I didn't mean directly powered by the sun. although a good size on the roof could actually accumulate daily driving for a light vehicle
      Anne
      • 2 Years Ago
      "driving like I'm being chased by zombies" Zombies walk @ 2 mph
      DaveMart
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd ride a bike. Has anyone ever seen a zombie riding a bicycle? It doesn't suit their image, so the won't do it, according to every zombie interviewed.
        Joeviocoe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        I think I saw one riding a bike in Shaun of the Dead. Certainly paying an xbox
        DaveMart
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DaveMart
        Thats the young zombie for you! No sense of tradition!
      PeterScott
      • 2 Years Ago
      Zombies change the equation. I would probably go for an Old (less finicky about fuel) diesel, bonus point for a straight Veggie Oil conversion. You can hit a supermarket to fuel up on cooking oil, without needing any chemical processing.
      SVX pearlie
      • 2 Years Ago
      A Volt can go 375 miles on a single tank of gas? According to the Monroney, it's 35 AER + 344 combined = 379 miles. If you're being chased by zombies, that extra 4 miles could be the difference that determines whether your brains are a zombie snack! OTOH, I once got over 500 miles on a single tank driving my 1991 Subaru nearly pure highway. And that number would have been even better if I had kept speeds down.
        Joeviocoe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SVX pearlie
        Suck it zombies... over 600 miles in a VW TDI. And that is NOT hypermiling, that is driving like I'm being chased by zombies. The Passat TDI has been known to exceed 900 miles per tank while cruising at 55 mph. And hypermilers recently got over 1,600 miles on one tank.
      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should make an ad where mosquitos attack a car after it parks at a campground because they are attracted to CO2. But the Volt on battery power doesn't release any CO2. :) They probably should test that theory out first, but northern Michigan has some good campgrounds that I've been at.
      DaveMart
      • 2 Years Ago
      Usain zombie is pretty fast.
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you're single and looking for love, the wait could be over Search "lovewealthy" just meet beautiful friends and singles. OTOH, I once got over 500 miles on a single tank driving my 1991 Subaru nearly pure highway. And that number would have been even better if I had kept speeds down.
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