I've just been plugged in as one of fifteen expert consumers selected by General Motors to test out their new all-electric drive automobile, the Volt. I am really excited about this opportunity to test, provide feedback and hopefully, if justified, promote this alternative to polluting technologies.
Other testers include prominent electric vehicle enthusiasts, such as Robert Becker and Chelsea Sexton (from the film "Who Killed The Electric Car?"), and a few unusual celebrities, such as Bill Nye the Science Guy and Jim Woolsey, who directed the CIA for two years, and has long argued that the U.S. needs to move away from fossil fuels for national security reasons.
I picked up my car last Friday and was trained in how to use it. Wow! Despite the fact that I still love the Prius I've driven for three years, my initial experience of the new Volt is that it's AMAZING! It is sleek, smooth, FAST, powerful, quiet, and totally "tech-ed" out with state-of-the-art electronics.