On The Cover Review: 2011 Chevrolet Volt
It seems like the Chevrolet Volt has been in the news forever, but it is finally starting to reach production. In case you weren’t aware, this car runs completely on electricity. Should one plug it in every night, and travel no more than 40-miles, it could motivate itself indefinitely without gasoline. But, since most people require more range than 40-miles, there is also a small gasoline engine that kicks in when the battery drains, and instead of running the car, it recharges the battery. With that in mind, General Motors claims the Volt could have an EPA rating of 230-mpg, based on the way current fuel-mileage tests are conducted. The Volt will be launched later this year in California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C., and once all the bugs are worked out, it will be available in all 50 states within 12-18 months of the initial rollout. But get your name in now, because there’s already a long waiting list for the Volt, and they will be built in very limited numbers for the first couple of years. Hopefully, once this car hits the streets, it will keep generating positive headlines for Chevrolet.