Chevy Volt Switches to Gas - (Very) Instant Impression

Here's a very quick take on one of the most important aspects of the Volt. What happens when the car taps into the reserve gas tank? Autoline correspondent Craig Cole took it for a long-distance drive and was able to record the transition. The result? Well, you'll just have to see.

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Chevy Volt Test Drive
GM has been hyping the Chevrolet Volt for years and now Autoline has finally had a chance to drive the company's extended-range EV. Is it a game changer like GM says it is or does it fall short of the hype? Click "play" to find out.

EPA's Hydraulic Hybrid - Autoline Daily 640
Toyota reported its net profit fell by 77 percent in its fourth quarter due to the earthquake in Japan and the strong value of the yen. The first hydrogen fueling station in the U.S. fed directly from an existing hydrogen pipeline opened yesterday. Google is lobbying the state of Arizona for it to become the first place in the world to allow autonomous cars to drive legally on streets. All that and more, plus a look at the EPA's hydraulic hybrid technology which could help cut the cost of making hybrid vehicles.

End of the Line for Saab - Autoline Daily 641
Earlier this week GM announced it will be hiring 4,200 workers at its plants in the U.S., and now Bloomberg reports that Chrysler may add 3,000 more jobs, too. And in another indication the American economy is clawing its way back, the big-truck segment had its best sales month of the year in April. The saga at Saab is going from bad to worse. The Swedish automaker thought it had a deal with Chinese car company Hawtai, but the deal collapsed this morning. All that and more, plus John thinks it's time to raise the speed limit in a BIG way.

Sirens of Chrome - Autoline After Hours 102
This week the AAH studio is transformed into a swinging boutique as we take a look back at the history of auto show models with author Margery Krevsky. Margery wrote the book "Sirens of Chrome," which details the transformation of models into knowledgeable product specialists. We'll be getting a look at some vintage outfits from the past 50 years, modeled by contemporary product specialists. These are the dresses that stood alongside cars such as John Lennon's Rolls-Royce, the Ford Sunliner and Pontiac Firebird. Per usual, we'll also be getting into the news of the week. John McElroy is joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.