This morning on NBC’s today show, reporters Matt Lauer and Phil LeBeau broadcasted a piece on the Chevy Volt.
Besides the usual descriptive information, the reporters actually got to test drive the same Volt Cruze Mule that Rick Wagoner drove to Washington DC.
I was able to contact Mr. LeBeau to hear about his experience. He offered me the following response, which he also posted on his blog:
Impressive. Very impressive. I spent part of Wednesday afternoon tooling around GM’s tech center in a “mule” version of the Volt. When I hit the gas, the acceleration was instant. Like all electric cars, the torque and response from the car is immediate. The Volt will deliver the same performance you would get from a car with 250 horse power.
The other thing that stands out about the Volt is how smooth and quiet it is. There is not the whirring sound that I have heard in other electric cars I have driven. It also feels effortless when you are driving it. All around, I can see why executives at GM have growing confidence the Volt will deliver everything that’s been promised.
GM spokesperson David Darovitz was also present. He has this to say about it “they interviewed Frank (Weber), I sat in the back. Boy what a rush! Especially when Frank floored it. Instant giddy-up and go – in silence. It was very sweet!”
Yes I asked if I could try it out too…answer “in time.” Lets hope not 2012!
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