| Published: February 16, 2010 – 4:50 pm
Recently, I got to drive a prototype of the new Chevy Volt, the electric driven, gas tank back-up car. It seems to be fantastic. I drove it around the test track in the rain and in the dark. It’s a kick. It’s got plenty of pickup, very good handling, and an excellent braking system.
It is driven by an electric motor all the time. If you exceed the 65 kilometer (40 mile) battery range, a gasoline motor runs. But get this, it only charges the battery packâ€“ no propulsion. The General Motors engineers, who worked on the wonderful EV-1, have come together for this. Somehow General Motors figured it out. It’s supposed to be available by the end of this year. Drive on General Motors. Drive on!