2011 Chevrolet Volt: Finding the Balance
October 25, 2011
We've had the Chevy Volt in our long-term fleet for about 10 months and last night was the first time I drove it. I don't have anything against the Volt, I was more leery of Dan Edmunds telling me I filled out the complicated electric/fuel consumption record incorrectly. Turns out it was easier than I thought.
I managed to drive home and back without ever switching over to gasoline. Another couple of blocks would have put me over. So, I guess I'm one of those commuters that Bob Lutz was talking about, who drive fewer than 20 miles each way to work. I travelled 39.6 miles on electricity.
On the instrument panel there is this floating ball thing that shows acceleration and braking. I found myself trying to keep the green ball in the center as much as possible. It actually does stay there quite a bit on its own. It reminded me of the balance game in my Wii Fit (picture above), except the Chevy Volt doesn't yell at me for not using it in 15 days.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 11,641