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!
First Drive: 2011 Chevy Volt
We finally get our hands on Chevy's much-anticipated extended range hybrid,
the Volt, and take it for a spin. Is this the car that will bring GM back
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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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
I drive the Chevy Volt
Test driving the Chevy Volt in Vancouver. Three Chevy Volts are in
Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. As a member of the Vancover
Electric Vehicle Association I got to drive one. It's peppy. Lots of
smarts, too. But costs too much @ the predicted $40K or more. Otherwise,
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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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.
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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2012 Chevrolet Volt Start Up, Engine, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
In this video I give a full in depth tour of Chevrolet's newest extended
range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt. Introduced as a 2011 model in
the northern states, the 2012 has a few minor quality and feature
improvements. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. Take it on a thorough test drive through the city during the
day as well as night time. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to
give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Thanks a lot to Hendrick Chevrolet Cadillac in Monroe, NC for allowing me
to make this video! For more information on this vehicle as well as
others, visit www.hendrickchevy.com
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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2015 Acura MDX Detailed Review and Road Test
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The 2015 MDX's conservative, evolutionary design is why the MDX is
instantly identifiable as an Acura. Up front we have standard full-LED
headlamps which means the MDX is one of the few vehicles on the road of any
description with standard LED beams. While Acura's signature "beak" remains
up front, it has been toned down in this generation and I actually find the
look pleasing to the eye.
The MDX is notable for being a mid-sized crossover with seven seats. This
size difference is important to keep in mind because comparisons to the
likes of the Infiniti QX56, Mercedes GL, and Lexus GX seem everywhere. The
more appropriate cross-shops are the Infiniti JX35 (now the QX60), Buick
Enclave, Volvo XC90 and maybe the Lincoln MKT.
Acura continues to stick to their formula of traditional injection molded
dashboards and plenty of convincing fake wood. I would be interested to
hear your opinions on this choice, so be sure to sound off in the comment
section below. While I like the look and the materials are premium in feel,
it can’t match the visual impact or feel of a stitched leather/pleather
dash, something that the refreshed Buick Enclave does incredibly well. The
MDX continues to do have a very uniform feel with perfect seams and gaps
and a consistent quality level throughout, something that Buick’s CUV
continues to struggle with (the lower dash and door plastics in the Enclave
are still a bit cheap.)
In 2014 Acura swapped the 3.7L V6 for the new 3.5L “Earth Dreams” mill
with direct-injection and “Variable Cylinder Management.” (VCM allows
the V6 to drop to a 3-cylinder mode on the highway.) To quell vibrations,
the MDX gets unique active engine mounts which generate vibrations opposite
to what the engine produces to cancel them out. (Think Bose noise
cancelling headphones.) Despite the DI treatment, power is down from 300HP
to 290 and torque takes a small drop from 270 to 267 lb-ft as well. To
counter the power loss, Acura put the MDX on a diet and improved low-end
torque which mean that performance is up, even with the power down.
Thanks to SH-AWD, the Acura is almost the X5′s dynamic dance partner,
unfortunately you can’t completely hide the MDX’s extra nose weight.
The MDX shines against the Infiniti QX60 with a more refined and better
performing drivetrain. Encore shoppers looking for a more premium brand and
some handling cred won’t be appointed and Mercedes ML shoppers will find
a better value in the MDX than the German. The MDX's fiercest competitor is
likely to be the forthcoming 2016 Volvo XC90 with similar dynamics, a
similar brand reputation but a fresh new product with a more fuel efficient
and powerful engine line. Join me next year for that review.
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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Is the Cadillac ELR worth it?
Eight Months ago, Matt got a Chevy Volt as a daily driver, and won't shut
up about how awesome it is. The problem is, it's rather dull looking, so no
one understands how awesome it is unless they drive it. To fix that, GM
gave Cadillac it's own Volt, called the ELR. It looks like the future, but
is it any good to drive? We drive them back to back to find out.