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!
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
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
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
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
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2014 / 2015 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Detailed Review and Road Test
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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
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
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2013 Chevrolet Volt Range Extending EV / Plug In Hybrid Review
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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
Chevy Volt Review -- Brenengen Auto (Arnie)
Looking for the most fuel efficient car with all the new technology? Ride
along with Arnie Andrews as he reviews the stylish new Chevrolet Volt -- an
electric car that can create its own electricity.
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.
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CHEVY VOLT TEST DRIVE
Rich McFadden test drives the 2011 Chevy Volt for the Radio America and
Good Day listeners
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
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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.
2014 Chevy Volt 0-60 MPH & Hot Lap Leader Board Review
( 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.
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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.
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