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3:07 - POV Test Drive begins in full electric mode.
Low speed cruising until 4:21
5:15 on-ramp cornering, highway acceleration, mid-speed acceleration and handling.
7:10 - Battery is depleted, running on gas engine for the rest of the video.

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Comments

    • ВасЯ КуКу
      ВасЯ КуКу

      Я урал виде!

      about 2 months ago
    • ВасЯ КуКу
      ВасЯ КуКу

      Смый молчаливый обзор

      about 2 months ago
    • Zayar Linn
      Zayar Linn

      You driving a lots of car which car you like to drive?

      about 3 months ago
    • Stephen Overstreet
      Stephen Overstreet

      bong bong bong bong bong bong bong bong bong bong bong bong bong bong...

      about 11 months ago
    • Henrique Vefago
      Henrique Vefago

      Bineural Microphones since 2012? wowww

      about 1 year ago
    • James Veach
      James Veach

      as far as the car I think it's very ugly and I do not like it as far as your driving you drive like an idiot scared the hell out of me and I was just behind a computer screen

      about 2 years ago
    • fr8hauler
      fr8hauler

      Looked like "0" battery from start of video. Love my 2012. Don''t understand rocker panel on door not lining up with fender but I have a gray one so can't really see it.

      about 2 years ago
    • Kirt Meese
      Kirt Meese

      Hey Guys - excellent video! As a true car guy and tech junkie, I really appreciate the total silence during the video so that you can get the true idea of what the driving experience sounds like. I also appreciated how the driver pushed the car through the curves and tried a couple of "full throttle" take-offs so that you could hear the gas engine generating power at its maximum capacity. I'll definitely check out some of your other videos!

      about 2 years ago
    • nagyfagyotthal57
      nagyfagyotthal57

      Opel Ampera in Europe :)

      about 3 years ago
    • David Villanueva
      David Villanueva

      From one of the articles mentioned by a Volt naysayer earlier on this thread: "While the Chevy Volt is not yet a profitable vehicle, volume should eventually reach a point where it will be, particularly as the market increasingly turns to more fuel-efficient vehicles and electric cars, and the early development of the Volt will leave General Motors ideally positioned to rapidly expand its EV offerings"

      This is actually a complimentary article for the Chev. Volt.

      about 3 years ago
    • Trades46
      Trades46

      This car is one of the more interesting takes on a hybrid powertrain which is IMO more unique than Toyota/Ford more 'traditional' hybrid systems. No it isn't a "EV with a range extender" or whatever GM calls it; it is a plug-in hybrid with a strong emphasis on the EV part of the equation. Unlike the Prius plug-in, the Volt will actually work (for around 40miles at least) on pure EV even at freeway speeds of 75mph without ever nudging the gas engine.

      Can it be improved? Yes, the mileage in its range-extender mode isn't as impressive as the Prius, but this is a gen 1 Volt vs. a gen 3 Prius where Toyota definitely has the technology lead vs. GM. However the Voltec system is a better basis on which allows the EV mode to be used more frequently & less restrictively, so I hope the 2016 gen 2 Volt can improve on this.

      about 3 years ago
    • wavey61
      wavey61

      Drive less than 40 miles a day

      about 4 years ago
    • Andrew Silva
      Andrew Silva

      heard alot from people who actually own these that if done right,  you can pretty much run on ALL electric power only,  and almost never use hardly any fuel,  now what excatley do you have to do to be able to stay on all electric power and not usae any of the fuel???????

      about 4 years ago
    • Trades46
      Trades46 In reply to Andrew Silva

      +Andrew Silva
      450 miles on hwy will stretch even the Tesla's range. Most EVs (Volt included) will only do ~80 miles give or take. Luckily that's where the Volt's range extender function works.

      I've browsed the Volt forums and they say the 1.4 gas engine is good for 84hp but most of it is used for recharging the battery once it goes to zero. Since you can't use more than it recharges the traction motor shouldn't have 150hp but ~80hp usable. Not a problem for the mostly flat interstate of NV, but could be an issue in hilly bits of CA.

      about 3 years ago
    • Andrew Silva
      Andrew Silva In reply to Andrew Silva

      +Trades46 so the main thing is, I usually take trips to Vegas every year and from my home to there is right around the 450 mile mark, and the speed limit varies along the way with the highest being right around 70-75 MPH, could I make that pretty much all on the electric motor, or do you think I will have to tap into the regular gas engine quite a bit along the way, and also, how do you rate the VOLT for being able to pass vehocles on long straight stretches of highway where you really have to get on the gas pedal pretty hard??????

      about 3 years ago
    • Trades46
      Trades46 In reply to Andrew Silva

      +Andrew Silva
      Use it like you use any cellphone. Unplug it when you leave home in the morning, drive to work, do all the good stuff, come back in evening, plug it in the garage to the wall, sleep. Rinse and repeat. Assuming your commute is within ~50 miles (or workplace has EV charger), it is pretty much a full EV car.

      The engine will run occasionally (once a month I heard) to lubricate the engine with oil & prevent the gas in the tank from fouling. However, the most you'll fill up is probably once per 2 months.

      about 3 years ago
    • YankeeSpirit
      YankeeSpirit

      I don't get why you people think a lease is a good deal.  Just wait a few years and buy it for thousands less.

      about 4 years ago
    • KUZKO TV
      KUZKO TV

      85.000 zł jest dużo mniej nisz chcą za ten wynalazek z fabryki Tesli. bo Tesla S kostuje 300.000 Dolarów

      about 4 years ago
    • KUZKO TV
      KUZKO TV

      a cena to 85.000 zł u nas w polsce to Opel Ampera

      about 4 years ago
    • KUZKO TV
      KUZKO TV

      Niezła bryka hybrydowa podoba mi się jest niezwykle cicha bo podobną jeżdziłem w GTA 5 i Driver San Francisco ile ten wózek kostuje może jak w przysłym roku pujdę na prawo jazdy to może kupię taki wóz bo podoba mi się jego interior

      about 4 years ago
    • MrC88
      MrC88

      Can anyone tell me if the humming noise when the guy started up the vehicle and when he was stopped at intersections was the noise of the engine?

      about 5 years ago
    • MrC88
      MrC88 In reply to MrC88

      +Dylan Luhowy ok thanks

      about 4 years ago
    • Dylan Luhowy
      Dylan Luhowy In reply to MrC88

      That would just be the climate control fan. The car is in electric mode for the first 7 minutes of this video.

      about 4 years ago
    • amir yousefalizadeh
      amir yousefalizadeh

      Just a garbage.

      about 5 years ago
    • gera quiroz
      gera quiroz

      Leases are a good option only if you stay under the 12,000 miles per year.
      I've owned mine for 15 months and already drove over 35,000 miles. 13,000 miles on electricity and saved about $1,500 worth of gasoline.

      about 5 years ago
    • gera quiroz
      gera quiroz In reply to gera quiroz

      At the two year mark, 62,000 miles.
      Been averaging 93mpg since April, 58.1 lifetime average.

      about 4 years ago
    • gera quiroz
      gera quiroz

      What's with indypatcon?
      Did somebody piss in his bowl of cheerios?

      about 5 years ago
    • gera quiroz
      gera quiroz

      I think the setting was on mountain.
      (The throttle is slower to respond to driver input)
      I drive mine on sport 99% of the time, still average 36mpg when using the ICE. I agree with the complaint (the only one I have) about it being a 4 seater (my 08 impala seats 6), but since I don't have a wife anymore, its just my daughters and I, I no longer care.

      about 5 years ago
    • Gordon Vick
      Gordon Vick

      Very awesome car. I would have one if I could afford it.

      about 5 years ago
    • Cascadianow
      Cascadianow

      They aren't anymore complicated than your smart phone or modern household appliances. It's an electric car with a backup gas generator for extended range. I believe price already came down for 2014, and you get a tax rebate. Depending on where you live you also get special parking and driving privileges. And most importantly save money on fuel costs.. you really can't beat it.

      about 5 years ago
    • Cascadianow
      Cascadianow

      Yeah because driving a toyota is really going to get you laid LOL. I don't think this car is bad looking at all actually. Nicest looking environmentally friendly type car on the market anyways

      about 5 years ago
    • zech007
      zech007

      I'd buy one if they made it look like a normal car, not something out of ordinary and odd looking.

      about 5 years ago
    • 1979irock
      1979irock

      I'll stick to my Toyota with a 268hp V6. 24.5 mpg combined works for me if I don't have to drive a car as ugly & odd looking as the volt

      about 5 years ago
    • Roger Kint
      Roger Kint

      another crazy idiot who took 3 minutes out of his fox news marathon to cruise youtube.....ugh.

      about 5 years ago
    • Allen Williams
      Allen Williams

      Best car I have ever owned. Interior is as nice as my Acura or old Beemer. Plus zero fuel costs for my daily commute. And my electric bill? .93 a day increase in the summer and .52 a day increase in the winter. Comes out to about .75 a day increase over the year. Yeah, I can life with that. The 7500 I'm getting back on my taxes will come in handy too. And FOX newsers... If you are against the government handout of the 7500, make sure you give your mortgage tax return back too!

      about 5 years ago
    • TheClampettmobile
      TheClampettmobile

      I'll stick to front engine V8, rear wheel drive totally gasoline powered American car (be it Ford, Chevrolet or Dodge). There's too much hokus pokus in these electric half-breeds for my taste, thanks just the same - or at least until the price comes down and the technology is better proven (without government handouts).

      about 5 years ago