Archive for May, 2012
Ok so, after talking about it a lot and considering a variety of “green” options for a new car, we finally decided to go and put our butts in the seat of a Chevy Volt. It would be myself, by wife and my two boys (ages 6 & 8yrs). We all had our own reasons for the test drive experience so it would be interesting to see how it would all play out in the end.
For me, I wanted to see if what I was reading online was true. I’ve seen some say it is a car worthy of a “higher end” marque in the GM lineup. Comments suggest it handles well and feels solid for the driver. For my wife, she’s thinking light weight tin box economy car. Her questions going in are along the lines of “How delicate is the car? Will its battery lose a charge just sitting for a couple of days? Will daily driver use be too hard on the car?”. And for the boys? They just want to know if it’s cool and fun to ride around in.
First off, getting in the car and rolling off for a test drive did require a brief tutorial from the dealer’s EV specialist. Not overwhelming mind you, but it is different than turning the key on the average car and dropping it in gear. Read more