I am kind of liking the 2017 Chevy Volt.
God help me.
The full Rant is in the works, but the nut of it is this:
The Volt’s plausible.
Meaning, you could (I did) realistically drive it on the batteries alone most of the time. To There and Back again.
They’ve almost doubled the range, to 50-plus miles.
And they’ve lowered the price.
I suspect they may be giving these things away. Which is my only remaining economic objection.
Well, I also still have a moral objection, too – in that the give-away price isn’t free (or on GM’s dime) but comes – one way or another – out of the taxpayer’s pocket, probably.
Whether it’s carbon credits or some other “green” scam.
Still, I can’t deny that for the first time I have test driven an electric car (technically, this is a plug-in hybrid… but it can operate on electricity only long enough and far enough and fast enough that I think it deserves electric car status) that isn’t a functional con or an economic absurdity.
Like a Tesla, for instance.
Review/Rant is coming!