Test driving the Chevy Volt prototype, June 2009.

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    • Tamayo1980
      Tamayo1980

      @Auggie56 LOL it happens for gas vehicles and you don't even know it. i don't want you to do anything but open your eyes i guess. we all foot the bill for crap we use everyday. I would rather the government not hold hands with the oil company and give them more tax breaks and incentives to make us want and use more oil. Its all a profit and greed game. I know I would welcome a bigger incentive so i can purchase a Tesla Model S that fully electric fast, and better in every aspect than the VOLT

      about 8 years ago
    • ianrkav
      ianrkav

      @Tamayo1980 Yeah it's a hybrid. Not the best solution. I know about the EV1, superb technology for the time, shame they sold out to the oil companies. The Tesla is the best option right now but the cost is prohibitive, they also need to make the batteries more reliable and cheaper. That will happen when they start selling more cars. I would like a model S, I'm just waiting for right hand drive and for the price to come down:-)

      about 8 years ago
    • Tamayo1980
      Tamayo1980

      @slyman86 right lol, an some people don't even understand that this car ( EV-1) was around 14 years ago and preformed better than the Volt ever will. Now its Tesla turn with there Model S. just wish the government would give a bigger incentive to buy electric the way they did in order to help GM sell Hummers, suburbans and f3000

      about 8 years ago
    • Tamayo1980
      Tamayo1980

      @slyman86 Yeah, the model s is a way better deal even though it may be about 12k more expensive, but my off set will be not buying gas for years, plus i don't even drive 25miles to work and if i feel the need to drive over 400-600 miles i will just fill up my gas car and take it since more than 75% of Americans have more than 2 vehicles, i wonder why hybrids are being stuffed down our thoughts instead of 100% electric vehicles i can charge @ home for FREE using the sun? Profits and greed

      about 8 years ago
    • Tamayo1980
      Tamayo1980

      @chans686 totally wrong. when gas care were unleashed on America, there weren't a gas station on ever corner like it is now. an electric charging info structure is more than a doable task for Americans, we rather make excuses. Plus building charging stations can more than help the economy. Lastly, more than 75% of Americans have 2 cars, so why not make electric vehicles available for those who want to have gas car and a electric car that i can charge @ my house using the sun? i hate hybrids

      about 8 years ago
    • Tamayo1980
      Tamayo1980

      @ianrkav LOL this cars sucks. EV-1 was a greener car which offered a greater distance (90 Miles in the gen 1's and 120 in gen 2's) traveled on a true electric motor. The EV-1 could be home charge, and a better performing car 14 years ago. I Deff. would not buy one of these because GM is a sell-out and i plan on investing my Dollars in a true America innovator and a socially responsible company Tesla.. Check out the Model S. may be a little more expensive, but it crushes the VOLT hands down

      about 8 years ago
    • ianrkav
      ianrkav

      This car is very green if you're recharging off a home pv system. Not so green if you're recharging off the grid! Don't forget, LA had power cuts recently due to demand exceeding supply. What will happen if everyone is also recharging their cars off the grid too? The national grid will collapse that's what. Unless ofcourse, you build a lot more nuclear power stations! Currently the only viable option compared to coal or natural gas power stations, which also need oil!

      about 8 years ago
    • you toob
      you toob

      GM will kill the volt as no one can afford it except the rich that can afford 5$ a gallon gasoline

      then GM will sell the technology to the oil company like they did with the EV-1

      about 8 years ago
    • slyman86
      slyman86

      By the way. The Tesla Model S sedan is a 7 passenger electric that will go 300 miles on a charge. And goes into production within the year but no later than next year, The roadster is the 2 seater. The Model S is about the same size as the Ford Taurus and will have more trunk space plus 7 seats. Enough said.

      about 9 years ago
    • slyman86
      slyman86

      Watch the movie, on the internet, WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR, then you come back and tell me what you think of your wonderful GM and their VOLT.

      about 9 years ago
    • slyman86
      slyman86

      Why would a car company hoping to sell vehicles, say something like that about one of their vehicles if they had any real intention of selling it. I won't believe the VOLT will be on the road until I see it. GM isn't really promoting the VOLT like they are their other cars either. They are bragiing about 25-33 mpg on other vehicles and that is a joke. Hell their Geo Metro in the 1990's did 44-50mpg and they discontinued that program too. GM is a joke.

      about 9 years ago
    • slyman86
      slyman86

      Yes the Tesla needs a 480 v charge to do that but you can hook that up in 15-20 minutes to your house electric and tesla also offers a solar charger for a couple of thousand extra so you don't use any of your electric from your house if you don't want to. But my main point is that the Tesla is real, it works and is on the road. GM destroyed their EV-1's because they worked and because oil companies wanted them off the road. GM has repeatedly called the VOLT an unfortunate reality.

      about 9 years ago
    • googlepeakoil
      googlepeakoil

      But its 32000 going into a car that is made in the US, ploughs money into the US economy and reduces need for foreign oil. People buying one now have to pay a premium for new technoolgy (like the first bluray players cost $400). When that thing is environemntally friendly it should be encouraged. Bus /train / bicycles should be subsidised, and regular cars taxed. Europe taxes gas guzzlers.

      about 9 years ago
    • googlepeakoil
      googlepeakoil

      40miles electric, +250/300/350 on gasoline (depending on fuel tank size, driving style)... then you fill up on gasoline if there's no charge point. So that's what I mean - infinite mileage. The Tesla Model S will only charge in 45 minutes if you have 480v in your garage. Most americans have 120/240v - same as the regular Tesla (takes 15 hours on 120v). I love the Tesla - but dont think they can achieve 300miles electric at $50000 - not with the battery price now. thats more milage than the Roads

      about 9 years ago
    • slyman86
      slyman86

      Wrong. Even with the gas engine, the VOLT will only go 300 miles even the engineers say that. The Tesla Model S family sedan will go 300 miles on a charge and charge in 45 minutes. Top speed around 100 miles an hour and 0-60 in 5 sec. 300 miles on a charge not 40 pathetic miles. Even GM's EV-1's got better battery mileage. But they crushed those in the California desert.

      about 9 years ago
    • googlepeakoil
      googlepeakoil

      @boat6868
      charged at night it's efficient. You can't turn off a coal fire power staion, so cheap electricity that would be wasted can be used. Experts think that 40million cars could be charged at night with NO new power stations built - just because nighttime demand is soooo low.

      about 9 years ago
    • googlepeakoil
      googlepeakoil

      The Tesla only sits 2 people - has a small interior. The TESLA has 4 seats, room inside, and an ample boot space. It's not filled with expensive batteries - just enough to get most people far enough per day.

      about 9 years ago
    • googlepeakoil
      googlepeakoil

      @Christianbatamote123
      Charged all day with a panel the size of the car and you'd get about a 2mile range - please research how 'weak' solar density is before posting!

      about 9 years ago
    • googlepeakoil
      googlepeakoil

      @slyman86
      The Tesla has $50,000 of batteries and 200mile range full STOP. This has $10,000 of batteries and a small E85 engine so you could drive inifinitly far - but the first 40 (which is enough for most) on pure electric... so a small commute and you NEVER buy gasoline... but you still could go 100s of miles IF you want.

      about 9 years ago
    • slyman86
      slyman86

      Buy A TESLA ! It's an electric car that works and makes the VOLT A JOKE!

      about 9 years ago
    • ɹǝʇʇnɹ pɹɐɥɔıɹ
      ɹǝʇʇnɹ pɹɐɥɔıɹ

      No other car maker is close to selling a mass produced purely electric drive vehicle.

      about 9 years ago
    • Tha DrumaH
      Tha DrumaH

      I cant wait till " the big three" get into electric vehicles.. then maybe all the companies they've been silencing and stopping will finally get thier chance to shine too ~!

      about 9 years ago
    • JOEL FLSA
      JOEL FLSA

      GM doesn't know what future their in. Lots of other companies already have Hybrid or electric vehicles way ahead of GM.

      about 9 years ago
    • fastdunn
      fastdunn

      Don't get too excited by Nissan Leaf.

      Yes, it's is about the price of midesized sedan ($25000 ?).

      But AFAIK, you have to lease the battery, which is about $10K and the battery's typical life time is about 5 years at best case.....

      about 9 years ago
    • boat6868
      boat6868

      You are correct...this $7,500 credit is nonsense. Also the whole "electric" thing is ridiculous...where to people think electric comes from?...gas, oil, and coal.

      about 9 years ago
    • silentcid
      silentcid

      If you take into account the $7500 tax credit. The Chevy Volt won't be all that expensive.

      The Nissan leaf rely heavily on the infrastructure of charging stations. That's going to be in 5 major markets in Tennessee, Oregon, San Diego, Seattle and the Phoenix/Tucson region. So Leaf isn't going to be wide spread while the Chevy Volt is.

      about 9 years ago
    • revaholic
      revaholic

      I don't like how there is no sound from the motor at all. To me, that makes this car an appliance.

      about 9 years ago
    • sockosockosocko
      sockosockosocko

      why did you edit out so much of weber's explanation?

      about 9 years ago
    • Mariano095
      Mariano095

      Ojala que este proyecto salga adelante y no pase lo que ocurrio con el EV-1

      about 9 years ago