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CHEVY VOLT REVIEW - Jeff Bolton Dallas Test Drive - gmtruckclub

In July 2010, the guys from GM drove a Chevy Volt from Austin to New York, just to prove it could be done in an electric car. On they way, they stopped in Dallas for a quick test drive with Steve from the GM Truck Club website and Jeff Bolton from 570 KLIF. Check out the security guard wanting to trade his BMW for the Chevy Volt! Don't miss the full write-up of the experiece - www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/entry.php?287-Test-Driving-a-Chevy-Volt-Tonight! www.gmtruckclub.com


 


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Chevy Volt - 9 Months and 9000 miles with this amazing GM hybrid electric car [Review]
http://www.redferret.net/?p=34759 .The Chevy Volt is charging ahead in the electrifying battle to become the #1 plug in hybrid. OK, so how cheesy an opening is that, but the reality is that for the first time since the horse drawn carriage, gasoline is slowly becoming more of an optional part of the personal transportation equation. At least that's the way it seems right now...gas powered skateboards may change the balance once again if they get popular. But I digress. The Volt isn't the first electric car, nor is it the sportiest (hello Fisker Karma), or the one with furthest range (nice to meet you Tesla Model S), the cheapest, the largest, the shiniest, and it can't make balloon animals. However...it is definitely a landmark vehicle. The Chevy Volt is simply the most practical plug in hybrid ever created, and I am not surprised that it won the European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show this summer (http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/03/volt-ampera-europe-car-year/). It combines a 35-40 mile electric range with a surprisingly agile internal combustion engine (aka "gas engine"). Of course, electric driving range is just one feature, even a golf cart can stagger a few miles on an electric charge. The Volt however manages to combine plug-in technology and practicality in a fun-to-drive package, and the result is a vehicle which achieves a phenomenal gas mileage while at the same time offering conventional sedan style comfort and style. And what other car comes with not just one, but two smartphone apps to keep you informed and in touch with your vehicle? Most importantly, you don't need to worry about running out of battery charge half way to your destination, as with other electric vehicles. We definitely haven't seen the last of this kind of imaginative and innovative technology. Check out my video review below which bursts quite a number of myth balloons about this brave engineering gamble from General Motors. More at www.redferret.net





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2014 / 2015 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Detailed Review and Road Test
Check out my other videos! http://vid.io/xqoB Who is Alex? Find out here! http://vid.io/xqoF So you you need to carry seven people in comfort with decent economy but you don't want a minivan? Enter Infiniti's three-row luxury hybrid crossover, the QX60 Hybrid. Thanks to stronger fuel economy regulations there are plenty of three-row CUVs to choose from, but if you want something with a better brand name under 60-large that sips gasoline like a mid-sized sedan, you're left with few options. Infiniti has had incredible success with the non-hybrid version of the QX60 coming in third in the segment despite being one of the newest entries. Infiniti's bulbous styling may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is a distinctive island in a sea of me-too crossovers. This new take on Infiniti's "box fish" style isn't as striking (or polarizing) as when the M debuted in 2010. On the bright side, now that the design has aged, general opinion in my informal lunch group was overwhelmingly positive. Something I couldn't say about the 2010 M. Despite heavy parts sharing with the new Pathfinder, the QX is better distinguished than the former generation QX/Armada was and indeed better differentiated than the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. The cabin is covered in soft-touch plastics, leather and acres of highly polished wood trim, just as you expect from Infiniti. In this segment, if you want an interior that doesn't share parts with a mass-market brand, you're again limited to the XC90 as every other design team had access to a corporate parts bin. Keeping this in mind, Nissan/Infiniti's parts bin is a nicer place to spend time than GM's button-bank. The new Enclave has a very competitive interior, but some of the parts choices fail to blend while the Infinti is a sea of harmony. Indeed one might say the Pathfinder borrows Infiniti parts and not the other way around. This top-down parts sharing is good for Pathfinder shoppers, but only time will tell if there is enough differentiation to make Infiniti shoppers happy. The XC90′s interior is still competitive thanks to continual tweaks over the past ten years, but that can't forgive the lack of even a modest refresh from the Swedes. The QX60 represents an interesting move for the brand I like to think of as "the Japanese BMW." By putting practicality and economy before performance they have created a most un-Infiniti crossover. The combination of a nearly perfect interior, smooth CVT, 32% better fuel economy than Infiniti's QX80 and the available hybrid that takes things to the next level and will actually save the average owner money, make a compelling argument. Toyota Highlander Hybrid, MDX and Audi Q7 shoppers looking for a compliant and efficient ride would do well to put the Infiniti on their short list as it is quite possibly the best three-row luxury crossover in America.





2011 Chevy Volt Courtesy Chevrolet Test Drive
http://www.CourtesyChev.com Bryan "B" Long takes the all new 2011 Chevrolet Volt home to test out. Experience his drive in tracking MPG and showing off cool features of this amazing vehicle. Blong drove the Toyota Prius the night before and is amazed on how this Chevy Volt stands out. Fit & Finish, Style, Design, Drive, Technology, and he driving experience is worlds of difference. You can Test Drive the Chevy Volt at Courtesy Chevrolet 1233 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85014. 888-267-5511. You can visit our special Volt page at http://www.Volt-Chevy.com chevrolet volt, chevy volt, toyota prius, nissan leaf, phoenix dealer, volt test drive, courtesychev.com, 85014, courtesy chevrolet, plug in, electric car





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2013 Chevrolet Volt Range Extending EV / Plug In Hybrid Review
Check out my other videos! http://vid.io/xqoB Who is Alex? Find out here! http://vid.io/xqoF Join us as we take an in-depth look at General Motors' first plug-in hybrid which they prefer to call an EV with a range extender. We talk infotainment, drivetrain, batteries, charging, hop in the trunk and take it on the road. The Chevrolet Volt may be the most maligned and least understood car on the market. After a week of strange questions and bipolar reactions to GM's plug-in hybrid, I came to a conclusion. GM's marketing of the Volt stinks. By calling the Volt an "Electric Vehicle (EV) with a range extender," a huge segment of the population can't get past "Electric" and immediately cross the Volt off their list. There is also [strangely] a segment of the population that says, "that's great but I want a hybrid." Guess what? The Volt is a hybrid. Before we dive into the Volt, it's important to know how hybrid systems work. GM's Belt-Alternator-Starter, Mercedes' S400 Hybrid and Honda's IMA hybrids are all systems where the engine is always connected and even if the car is capable of "EV" mode, the engine is spinning. Porsche, VW, Infiniti and others use a pancake motor and clutch setup to disconnect the engine from the motor and transmission allowing a "pure EV" mode. Honda's new Accord has a 2-mode setup where the motor drives the wheels via a fixed ratio gearset, the engine drives a motor and above 45MPH a clutch engages, linking the engine and motor together at a ratio of roughly 1:1. Ford, Toyota and the Volt use a planetary gearset "power splitting" device. Yes, the Volt uses a hybrid system that although not identical, is thematically similar to Ford & Toyota's hybrid system. Say what? I thought GM said it was a serial hybrid? Yes, GM did at some point say that and I think that has caused more confusion than anything else about the Volt. The bankrupt Fisker Karma is only a serial hybrid. The engine drives a generator, the generator powers the battery and the motor to move the car forward. At no point can the engine provide any motive power to the wheels except via the electrical connection. The Volt's innovation is that it can operate like a Fisker Karma or like a Prius. It is therefore both a serial and a parallel hybrid. To do this, GM alters the power split device power flow VS the Ford/Toyota design. Then they add a clutch allowing the gasoline engine to be mechanically isolated from the wheels. And finally they add software with a whole new take on a hybrid system.





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Plug In America Test Drives The Chevy Volt
GM invited Plug In America to test drive a preproduction Chevrolet Volt. In this video, Stefano Paris, Colby Trudeau, and Paul Scott test drive the car while Volt Chief Engineer Tony Posawatz answers questions. Then, Tony answers questions from the whole Plug In America team. For more information on the Chevy Volt, visit http://www.chevyvolt.com For more information on Plug In Vehicles, visit http://www.pluginamerica.org Words & Music by Sarah Spiegel/Eddie Hedges http://www.sarahspiegel.com





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2011 Chevrolet Volt Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Unless you've been isolated in a yurt distilling organic fuel for your bio-diesel hybrid, it's been tough to miss the hype of the Chevrolet Volt. The extended range electric vehicle is now available in select markets. Tom Voelk takes a look to see if it's worth getting amped up over.





Chevrolet Volt First Drive - Kelley Blue Book
FOR PRICING & SPECS ON THIS CAR VISIT: http://www.kbb.com/chevrolet/volt/2011-chevrolet-volt/ For a car that's still not for available for sale, it feels like we've been hearing about the Chevrolet Volt for forever. Years worth of rumors, spy photos and technical details piqued our interest in Chevrolet's new electric car. The 2011 Chevy Volt won't go on sale until late 2010 but Kelley Blue Book's Jack Nerad and James Bell recently got a sneak peak of the Volt driving experience. In this video James and Jack drive the Chevrolet Volt, learn more about what to expect from the production model and share their initial impressions.





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( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Chevy Volt is a electric car that can also run on petroleum. But you can own the Volt your entire life and never use a drop of gas. In another accurate, fun and Informative TFLcar review, Nathan and Roman find out just how fast the Checy Volt is from 0-60 MPH and how fast it will do a hot lap on the TFLcar racetrack. Check us out on: Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar ) and classic cars as well at: TFLClassics ( http://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicsUnleashed )





2014 Chevy Volt Test Drive & Plug-In Hybrid Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/chevrolet/volt/2014/?id=32972 For commuters that average less than 40 miles, the Chevrolet Volt is the perfect car as you have just enough juice to run on electricity alone. And for the 2014 model year, Chevy has knocked $5k off the sticker price. The Volt now costs $34,185 before and Federal or State Tax Credits. The Volt was seen for the first time back in 2007 at the Detroit Auto Show and today this plug-in hybrid is the best-selling car in the segment. The 2014 Chevy Volt has slightly better fuel economy and a slightly better range when compared to the previous year. On the outside, the Volt's styling is very distinctive and unique. Out back the taillights are stamped to look like a circuit board. The front fascia is very contemporary but with a definite Chevrolet flair. The overall look fits the Volt well and the shape is very aerodynamic with a drag coefficient of 0.281. Under the hood there is no Chevy 350, instead the Volt is powered by a Voltec Electric Drive unit that produces 149 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque. After the 40 miles of electric range is used, the batteries are then recharged via a 1.4 liter engine that acts a s range extender. The car tested here has been optioned out to the max and includes cool stuff like: a leather wrapped steering wheel, heated leather seats, and MyLink Touch Screen infotainment system. That same system allows you to monitor all of the car's efficiency dynamics. The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is a 4-passenger hatchback that is surprisingly comfortable. With a full tank of gas you will be able to go 385 miles and on EV mode alone the range is 38 miles. Even though the Volt is a Plug-In hybrid car, it still drives just like a normal gasoline powered car. Overall the car is comfortable, spacious, and drives very well. Most commuters should really consider a plug-in hybrid like the Chevy Volt. See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/?id=32972 Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel





Redline Review: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali
What was once thought to be a dying segment, GM pumps some much needed life into the full-size truck based SUV market with their redesigned 2015 GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe twins. Based on the impressive new Silverado/Sierra platform, these new trucks offer a presence that simply cannot be matched by smaller crossovers.





Chevrolet Volt Review - Everyday Driver
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