GM has been hyping the Chevrolet Volt for years and now Autoline has finally had a chance to drive the company's extended-range EV. Is it a game changer like GM says it is or does it fall short of the hype? Click "play" to find out.

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    • 2003SaturnFan
      2003SaturnFan

      The GM EV1 was far better

      about 3 years ago
    • philippe dubuc
      philippe dubuc

      bought a f16 last year from a military outlet store i hate it it's cold in the winter hot in the summer there's no room for my family the fuel costs are outrageous I'm not happy

      about 3 years ago
    • Colin Blyth
      Colin Blyth

      Man this car drives nothing at all like a cvt. The torque is all there and while it's not a tesla you still have that kick the moment you lay the pedal down. It's hard to believe you actually drove this car you got it all wrong..

      about 3 years ago
    • pure survival
      pure survival

      The ICE does NOT drive the wheels of the car... it simply runs to power the generator to recharge the batteries and extend the range of this vehicle.

      about 3 years ago
    • Mike Russell
      Mike Russell

      What a hack. Very little of this review is credible and factual. As with most AutolineDaily reviews, a little research will uncover many flaws and inaccuracies. Don't waste your time here...

      about 3 years ago
    • Rob Perry
      Rob Perry

      Just to clear up a misconception about the Volt that I see in a couple comments below - in fact the gas engine *can* directly drive the wheels (not just provide power to the generator) under certain conditions.  The generator motor and gas engine sync RPMs and a clutch is engaged to pass the power through to the transmission.

      about 4 years ago
    • Afrocanuk
      Afrocanuk

      @ 3:15 - I find it interesting that as soon as he drives off he heads downhill immediately, then later admits that the battery is not fully charged.  In addition he always avoid saying "Gasoline Engine" & just refers to it as "The Engine."

      about 5 years ago
    • 1234zcrom
      1234zcrom

      the volt is ahead of its time. great car.

      about 5 years ago
    • Barnacules Nerdgasm
      Barnacules Nerdgasm

      Yup, still have the STI and the Volt Test drive video is uploading now and I will do a full review in a few weeks after I've spent some more time with the car.

      about 5 years ago
    • Waddup who dat boi
      Waddup who dat boi

      Really you barnacules do you still have the sti? make a vid of the volt Thanks?

      about 5 years ago
    • stephen deben
      stephen deben

      why.....just.....why

      about 5 years ago
    • Nick Crasci
      Nick Crasci

      You sold your SUBBIE!?

      about 5 years ago
    • Barnacules Nerdgasm
      Barnacules Nerdgasm

      I just purchased a Volt and I love it.

      about 5 years ago
    • lansingman2002
      lansingman2002

      Weird, you seem impressed by the pretty lights? People won't buy a vehicle that is over-hyped and over priced. GM should give a lifetime warranty bumper to bumper and batteries, maybe then they could sell them.

      about 5 years ago
    • smallz1975
      smallz1975

      I liked the EV-1 too bad ill never drive one in my lifetime

      about 5 years ago
    • attitudewithoutacause
      attitudewithoutacause

      I have no idea where that came from . But I am 45 years old.

      about 5 years ago
    • andreo
      andreo

      I would love to have one of these for a daily commuter car. But the price! Oh the price!

      about 5 years ago
    • attitudewithoutacause
      attitudewithoutacause

      Its just another Hybrid. I dont care for the interior at all,The Prius is ugly inside and out.Looks like an ant eater screwed a golf cart.

      about 5 years ago
    • manoman0
      manoman0

      The rear interior door panels are aweful.

      about 5 years ago
    • krazor8
      krazor8

      i want one... but 50 grand.. ill pass

      about 6 years ago
    • OtisWild
      OtisWild

      The kickdown occurs in full electric: it fires up the generator (while declutched from the engine) as a motor, then clutches and spins the ring gear, in order to enable the primary electric drive motor to spin more slowly and efficiently. The 'controversial' drive mode is when the motor is clutched to the generator while it's also clutched to the ring gear. To not do that would actually be _less_ efficient, so that's why it's done.

      about 6 years ago
    • vettezeppelin
      vettezeppelin

      GM has managed to create the most advanced car on the planet. All the other makers are rushing to catch up. The Volt is an awesome piece of technology. I do not know why it has become politicized like it has. President Obama did not create or design or even dream of this car. It was in GMs design plans since 2007. While the price is higher than some cars it's size, no one thinks twice about spending the same or more on a BMW 3 series and while the Volt is not a BMW, it is way more advanced!!

      about 6 years ago
    • David Stanley
      David Stanley

      for the price very disappointing
      interior looks cheap
      exterior is not to bad
      biggest failure is drive line considering GM had an EV once and now it only can muster 30 miles per charge

      about 6 years ago
    • David Stanley
      David Stanley

      they should supply a fire extinguisher with it

      about 6 years ago
    • 88M4R1O88
      88M4R1O88

      @Jedi2155 i think that gas engine just produces electric energy and fills the battery when it is low(while driving) , the power of the gas engine doesn't directly move the wheels

      about 6 years ago
    • 177SCmaro
      177SCmaro

      @ZeroSection The Volt is the exact thing we need? You realize the Volt is powered by gasoline and mostly coal and natural gas, all fossil fuels, right? On top of that, it costs about twice what a typical 30+ mpg gas car costs, not even figuring in the cost of the subsidies the Volt enjoys which may range from $50,000 to a whopping $250,000 PER CAR sold.
      Just for the price difference alone of about $20,000 you could buy 5,000 gals of gas at $4.00/gal. Even at 30 mpg that's a good 150,000 miles.

      about 6 years ago
    • stanjz
      stanjz

      Does anyone notice how the people who claim to love America the most seem to most gleeful when something bad happens to an American company or product? These people are nothing but corporatists who want to destroy this country in the fastest way possible because of the labor costs. They cry protectionists when people try to do something to level the playing field with China because China is engaging in protectionist policies(currency manipula..) which Bush already admitted to on many occasions.

      about 6 years ago
    • mgpblue
      mgpblue

      3-3-12: Today, citing 'too much inventory', GM stopped production of the reVolting..for five weeks 1300 people will not have work because of 'less than anticipated' sales..American arrogance & complacency..the same now as in the '50's '60's '70's '80's..well, you get the pattern..that is 'Detroit's' only consistency..any car is good, when it's new..even a Fiat..I will never buy an 'American' nameplate (GM, Ford) or Chrysler (not exactly 'American', is it?)
      P.S. I love my Prius!!







      about 6 years ago
    • Brynthecrackheadpup
      Brynthecrackheadpup

      Can't afford it. What more can be said.

      about 6 years ago
    • George Bennett, Jr.
      George Bennett, Jr.

      Solar panels needed on the car, or lower the cost of the car or battery so I can install some at my home.

      about 6 years ago