The Chevrolet Volt has been getting a lot of praise and criticism since its launch late last year. But the most current complaint comes from an EV fan by the name of Andrew Angellotti — a big fan of electric vehicles who has even built a 1988 Mazda B2200 pickup truck to run on just batteries.
Angellotti says the Volt is a “beautiful piece of engineering” and expresses his enthusiasm for how well GM’s engineers combined the electric and gas systems. However, Angellotti does have a complaint — and it has to do with the Volt matching the behavior of existing vehicles.
“They’ve taken a technology that has been developed specifically to not be a gas-powered car, and tweaked it and twisted it until it’s as close they can possibly get to, you guessed it, a gas-powered car. This is not how transportation technology improves. If it were, we’d all be riding really fast horses (hat tip to Henry Ford),” said Angelotti.
A very interesting point, indeed. But what do you think? Is the Volt really just a fancy gas car? Or do you see it as something much more?
Source: Spin Garage