Let’s face it – the Chevy Volt is an important product for General Motors. Not only will it sell all over the world (under different nameplates), but it’s the first car that truly has a chance to transform GM’s public image from a gas-guzzlin’ earth-killin’ machine to the something along the lines of all that’s good and green. But while some of us have only talked about the Volt, the fine folks at Consumer Reports (CR) have actually driven it!
GM drove two pre-production Volt units to CR’s Connecticut test facility where the publication’s experts got some wheel time behind the much-anticipated EREV. In a CR video, Jake Fisher discusses the Volt’s on-road behavior, space, and comfort and comes away impressed by the car’s characteristics. Meanwhile, Eric Evarts discusses the mainstream potential of the Volt on the CR blog. Bottom line: while the EREV doesn’t break new ground conceptually, the fact that it’s the first mass production vehicle of its kind is reason enough for the vehicle to be considered a revolution.
Here’s the video from CR: