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Rich McFadden test drives the 2011 Chevy Volt for the Radio America and Good Day listeners


 


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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, great car.





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





2011 Chevrolet Volt Review by Automotive Trends
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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. 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 )





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2012 Chevrolet Volt Start Up, Engine, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
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2013 Chevrolet Volt Range Extending EV / Plug In Hybrid Review
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