Here's a new Volt review from Conceivably Tech:
It starts right off with, "If there was ever a car we did not want to give back, it was this one."
One thing confused me: the low MPG quoted in the article. "It is tough to take the Volt into the 35-40 MPG area when on gasoline: I hit a maximum of 37 MPG in feather-footed driving, but was closer to 31 MPG in normal driving."
That must be city driving in Sport mode. That's all I can imagine.
On another recent long trip in the Volt (400 miles) I paid close attention to real-time mileage, as displayed by the Volt's Trip Odometer. Averaging about 65-70 mph I got 39 MPG consistently. If I dropped to 55-60 mpg, the mileage increased to 40 MPG right away. If I drove 75 mph for brief periods I got maybe 36 or 37 mpg.
It's amazing how precise and responsive the Volt measures real-time gasoline consumption. I'm guessing the Volt must use either a gasoline flow meter (likely), or a sensitive gas-tank weight measurement (unlikely). Certainly a conventional gas-tank level measurement would not provide sufficient precision.
The two boys in the back seat were in heaven for the whole trip. They love the rear bucket seats.
Berwyn, PA (and currently Corolla, NC)