The Chevy Volt is continuing it's path to the showroom floor today with it's first ever test drive by a member of the press. CNBC got a chance to take the car for a spin and the result seems pretty positive.
Lyle Dennis of GMVolt.com was able to talk to Phil LeBeau who drove the car, and LeBeau at this to say:
Impressive. Very impressive. I spent part of Wednesday afternoon tooling around GM’s tech center in a “mule” version of the Volt. When I hit the gas, the acceleration was instant. Like all electric cars, the torque and response from the car is immediate. The Volt will deliver the same performance you would get from a car with 250 horse power.
The other thing that stands out about the Volt is how smooth and quiet it is. There is not the whirring sound that I have heard in other electric cars I have driven. It also feels effortless when you are driving it. All around, I can see why executives at GM have growing confidence the Volt will deliver everything that’s been promised.
Sounds good to us...now let's hope GM can get the car out before the go bankrupt, and without raising the price too high above their original $30,000 goal.
written by Twist9, January 09, 2009
written by Hank, January 09, 2009
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