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Old 04-11-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Anyone interested in test driving a Chevrolet Volt?



Anyone interested in test driving a Chevrolet Volt here? The dealership that my friend works at just received Canada's first Volt and are offering test drive sessions this month. Let me know if you are interested!
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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how can that be. i have already seen one plated and driving around. was going to take a pic but didnt have enough time
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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with the price of gas,electric vehicles seem the way to go.
then i take my car for a rip and...................
nevermind
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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Only problem is they are no good in the cold.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:18 AM   #5
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That's what |I think of Hybrids, Electics, etc.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #6
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with the price of gas,electric vehicles seem the way to go.
then i take my car for a rip and...................
nevermind

the Volt still uses gas, it's not a full electric car like they want everyone to beleive, it's just a hybrid, if it runs out of electric juice, there's a clutch that switches over to the gas engine.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:21 PM   #7
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the Volt still uses gas, it's not a full electric car like they want everyone to beleive, it's just a hybrid, if it runs out of electric juice, there's a clutch that switches over to the gas engine.
yeah but its different than other hybrids because the gas motor charges the electric battery and does not drive the wheels directly...but still a hybrid.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:36 PM   #8
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yeah but its different than other hybrids because the gas motor charges the electric battery and does not drive the wheels directly...but still a hybrid.
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This guy is right.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:38 PM   #9
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It's still a piece of poor that won't get you far if you have to drive long distances. Also, if you were to fool around like most of us do when we drive, it won't last to long in the city either.
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yeah but its different than other hybrids because the gas motor charges the electric battery and does not drive the wheels directly...but still a hybrid.
I know that, I've read all the info about the Volt, also I have friends that now work for MB that use to work for GM that went on training for it, when GM first announce the Volt years ago they were calling it a electric vehicle, when it's really a Hybrid, and besides, using a gas motor to produce electricity for the electric motor isn't anything new.

if you want to see a cool car with that same concept you should check out the Jaguar CX-75 concept, it uses 2 turbines to produce electric juice for 4 electric motors at each wheel.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:33 PM   #11
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Sure its not new. I think some of the hybrid buses work like that too and they've been around way before the volt....although this hybrid setup should be more efficient in terms of fuel consumption to energy output than the prius with both engines driving the wheels.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #12
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lol, TTC use to have hybrid buses on the road but got rid of them simply because during winter months they were very unreliable due to the climate we have. Also... i wont buy anything that my money was forced to bailout a company and its unions.
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