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    2016 Chevrolet Volt - Instrumented Test
    The gas-electric Volt, now quicker and less eccentric, is the embodiment of New Age versatility.
    Aaron Robinson/Car & Driver
    September 2015

    The Volt II proves that GM’s novel idea for an enviro-hybrid has cleared the tower of experimentation and is on full-powered ascent into a regular product line with a history and a sustaining business case. Could we finally see the Volt give birth to a family of vehicles—at least, besides a Cadillac coupe? Given the public’s current *fascination with small crossovers, surely GM must have a little SUVolt in the works.
    Highs: Fresh shape, longer EV range, a regen paddle, quiet efficiency, big trunk.

    Lows: Less, uh, distinctive styling, rear middle seat is a joke, you can have a BMW.

    Verdict: GM uses smarts to vault the Volt to the next level.
    Read the whole article at the above link.

    The you can have a BMW is a bit of a throwaway line, as Volt buyers are looking for something different from the typical BMW (there is the i3, but that's an EV, smaller and much uglier) and doesn't take into account the tax credits (and I'm sure we'll eventually see some attractive lease deals).

    Biggest gripes from I can tell (based on the early reviews) - the 3rd middle seat in the rear is better than nothing, but the 2G Volt isn't exactly conducive to being a soccer-mom mobile, and find the silver/grey plastic shutters up front to be ugly and cheap-looking (black would be a better color).

    The 2G Volt sits atop C&D's hybrid vehicles rankings - the true test will be whether it stays on top after C&D tests the new Prius (my $$ is on the Volt).
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    Re: Car & Driver: 2016 Chevrolet Volt - Instrumented Test

    Lows: You can have a BMW.
    Not a good one.

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    Re: Car & Driver: 2016 Chevrolet Volt - Instrumented Test

    The new volt rockets to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds,,,,and has 53 miles of pure electric range.

    Also looks better than recent civic release photos as well....

    Win win in my opinion.

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    Re: Car & Driver: 2016 Chevrolet Volt - Instrumented Test

    This car comes in at $27000 after the $7500 incentive, possibly more depending on your State. For instance in MD.. we get an additional $3000, plus if qualified an additional $1000. Meaning that the Volt would come in at about $23,000. That's a blazing bargain considering that most would never ever uses Gasoline in their daily activities, and even a romp from B-More to D.C (or Vice Versa). would be covered under that number of 53 Miles. With plenty of charging stations in D.C and Baltimore now.. that trip would be free round trip.

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    Re: Car & Driver: 2016 Chevrolet Volt - Instrumented Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    Not a good one.
    Really? the i3 still is limited to 150 miles, and is more like a pure electric vehicle. I'm not sure you should consider them apples-to-apples. Just because it's a BMW does not mean you can drive to Grandma's house without sitting at a charging station for a few hours.
    Get used to more.

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    C&D with their usual BMW teet sucking...
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    Occupy Wall Streeters should go occupy their homes...or a job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    ... The silly touch-sensitive capacitive controls are gone, replaced by a mosaic of conventional push buttons ...
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    I like GM's approach of under promising and over delivering. They initially said the new Volt would go 50 miles on electricity and do 41 mpg on gas. The EPA numbers are 53 miles electric and 43 mpg gas. In this review they got 52 and 56 miles electric during their short test where they only have time to try everything and thus weren't driving for just economy, and got 48 mpg on gas.

    So the new Volt goes further on electricity, gets better gas mileage, is quicker, quieter and costs less. I think this one might be a hit. Now give me an Equinox with this same power train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiatsoCi View Post
    With plenty of charging stations in D.C and Baltimore now.. that trip would be free round trip.
    You don't pay for your electricity?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    Not a good one.
    A BMW is not all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    A BMW is not all that.
    That's exactly what I was implying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newdude View Post
    C&D with their usual BMW teet sucking...
    Maybe if they stopped consistently producing good cars, the magazine will find a new source of nourishment.

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    Re: Car & Driver: 2016 Chevrolet Volt - Instrumented Test

    Quote Originally Posted by MiatsoCi View Post
    This car comes in at $27000 after the $7500 incentive, possibly more depending on your State. For instance in MD.. we get an additional $3000, plus if qualified an additional $1000. Meaning that the Volt would come in at about $23,000. That's a blazing bargain considering that most would never ever uses Gasoline in their daily activities, and even a romp from B-More to D.C (or Vice Versa). would be covered under that number of 53 Miles. With plenty of charging stations in D.C and Baltimore now.. that trip would be free round trip.
    A better bargain for Marylanders is Chevy Spark EV, now that the model is available for sale in the Old Line State. In 2LT trim and with DC fast charging provisions (SAE combo), MSRP comes to $27,135. For those who qualify for the full $7,500 federal and $3,000 state tax credit amounts, Spark EV 2LT actually has a lower purchase price than a gasoline powered 2015 Spark 2LT!

    Plus, Maryland now has SAE combo DC fast charging stations at two Royal Farms locations in the state (one in Anne Arundel County, the other in Prince George's County).

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    Re: Car & Driver: 2016 Chevrolet Volt - Instrumented Test

    Quote Originally Posted by MiatsoCi View Post
    This car comes in at $27000 after the $7500 incentive, possibly more depending on your State. For instance in MD.. we get an additional $3000, plus if qualified an additional $1000. Meaning that the Volt would come in at about $23,000. That's a blazing bargain considering that most would never ever uses Gasoline in their daily activities, and even a romp from B-More to D.C (or Vice Versa). would be covered under that number of 53 Miles. With plenty of charging stations in D.C and Baltimore now.. that trip would be free round trip.
    So what is your over/under for monthly sales; 10,000/month?

    I seriously don't think GM wants to sell these cars, I'll say under 2,500/month.


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    You don't pay for your electricity?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    So what is your over/under for monthly sales; 10,000/month?

    I seriously don't think GM wants to sell these cars, I'll say under 2,500/month.




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