2011 Chevrolet Volt: Less Guilty Conscience For Short Trips
August 18, 2011
One thing I've noticed when driving our Chevrolet Volt for a short trip or errand is that my conscience doesn't gnaw at me as much as if I had driven a regular car instead. It can be something as simple as backing the Volt out of my driveway to unblock a car in the garage -- there's no fretting about cold-start emissions or needless wear-and-tear on the engine. Instead all I did was use a bit of electricity. It's a similar experience if I have to make a quick trip to something like a grocery store. There's no wasted gas at startup or waiting at stop lights.
Of course I'm still using energy for such things. But the Volt is much better suited.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor