New 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Well, the big day has come and gone: now we go into 2011 Chevrolet Volt prototype. More than 18 months before consumers can go to a Chevy dealer and try one, we're behind the wheel.
What is like the Volt? It is extremely ... unnoticed.
I think it's praises. General Motors has succeeded in a car that looks radically so common that the average American driver would be completely satisfied with the electric drive to build.

In half hour today, we drove Volt "mules" - Volt powertrain installed in the body 2010 Chevrolet Cruze subcompact - the way around the GM technical center in Warren, Michigan. It uses a "production plan" and their components, vehicle line executive Frank Weber said, has about 80 percent of the possibility that the final car.

2011 Chevrolet Volt mules - The Cruze interior of the car kill switch test
2011 Chevrolet Volt mules - The Cruze interior of the car kill switch test
As usual, just different

Actually Volt accelerates, brakes and drive, and a quiet, smooth subcompact. If it is, it happened that a powerful engine with an automatic transmission, so soft you could not move hear - ever.

Motors the maximum torque canceling 0 rpm Volt mules vividly during acceleration from standstill. The purpose of the production version of the Volt 0-60 mph 8.8 seconds, we have about 9.5 seconds. We even got to the front wheel speed to run around the beginning of the rest.

This is the Tesla Roadster in 2009, mind you, but it is not designed to be. It has four seats, four doors, and so constructed that the 40-mile electric range and power notwithstanding, even after 10 years or 150,000 euros (We quickly learned that the management of GM has a lot snitty received as Tesla is mentioned, what nervously notes that the claim on technical deficiencies "some cars West Coast start-electric.")