[ausev] KVUE coverage of the Volt drive
ckmullins at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 17 18:35:09 GMT 2010
I went down to the convention center to see the Volt. There was nothing to
see. They wouldn't raise the hood, trunk or open the doors. What I saw was
an ordinary (and I mean that in a bad way) GM car. They made no effort at
all push the envelope in terms of aerodynamics. The big double chevron
aerodynamically dirty grill on the front is a fake! They are so terrified
that the public will think that this car will look "weird". The only outward
sign that it is electric is a tiny Volt logo. There was not even a sign near
the car to attract attention. I don't think that GM is serious.
The man there showing it knew virtually nothing about the technical
I was underwhelmed.
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Subject: [ausev] KVUE coverage of the Volt drive
The KVUE crew was shooting footage during the test drive. Here's their
blurb on it -
Interesting that the reporter mentions a price tag $32-38k to KVUE's
reporter. The blond dude driving in that video wouldn't give numbers when
someone in the audience asked that question.
The KVUE reporter says it uses lithium ion batteries. I'm not convinced
that's entirely true, what with the fire dangers of breached lithium ion
cells. The Chevy reps wouldn't divulge details on the batteries. My guess
is it's LFP or a related chemistry.
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