I have noticed that I drive more calmly and am more relaxed. I think I drive more safely. It seems like I notice more impatient drivers in other IC engine vehicles. Because the car is so quiet, I play music in the car. I could not do that in my previous cars due to engine and road noise. Since I have had the Volt, I have increased my music collection and have begun to appreciate baroque music for the first time. I am sharing music experiences with a colleague at work who I have worked with for over ten years and until very recently I did not know he was into classical music.
One of the main reasons I bought a Volt is the serene, smooth, quiet experience. Maybe you could call this spirituality.
My wife has compared driving the Volt to a spa treatment.
2012 Volt purchased 11/8/11
blue topaz, premium dark trim, navigation, rear camera