Out of curiosity, I went to test drive the Volt. It is compact and cool with lots of electronic bells and whistle. I was dumbfounded by the almost total silence except for the sound of the tyres while driving. I could not hear the engine even when the car swiched itself to gas. Yes you are right about the false advertisement as electric. The dash board showed the mileage on the electric battery as it dropped to zero and I wandered if it will splutter a little to make the switch but no it did not. It was still quiet on gasoline. I then asked to see the engine just to feed my curiosity. It looks like an engineering marvel. I hope the engineers will look into maximazing the energy generated from the spinning tyres and convert it to electricity just like the windmill. Then we can talk electric!!
I like the Volt. Never seen it but from what I've seen looks great... the problem I have with the commercial is that it uses electricity, no? Just like 50% of all the things they show throwing smoke ... how is it different? Am I getting it wrong?
It is very good to see and drive this advanced technology car, something we have not seen in a very long time. GM did it with the EV1 which was a high end demonstration and way ahead of it's time, the VOLT is reality. This car is a very large step ahead in automotive technology.
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