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Wow, Miles O'Brien conducts this entire 6-minute interview about a really neat smart-grid project in Austin while driving a Volt! Of course it's very quiet, and Miles has a smile on his face almost the whole time. In the last 30 seconds, Hari Sreenivasan asks him what he thinks of the car. Very positive review from Miles, mentioning the quiet ride, "scary amount of torque," and the cool technology inside. Oh, and the story about the Pecan Street Project in Austin is pretty cool, too. Link below:
The above online interview is related to the story Miles did that aired on PBS Newshour this evening. It is more focused on the Pecan St grid project, but also features the Volt a number of times. With 59 electric vehicles in the neighborhood ("most of them Volts" according to the story), it claims to be the largest collection of plug-in cars in one U.S. neighborhood. At around 4min 30sec, they go for a ride (Miles in the passenger seat, kid in carseat), and the homeowner replies that the Volt is "the nicest car she's ever driven." Link to the story that aired below:
Good stuff. And important work going on there and at UT-Austin.