23 August 2012
Steve Leibson, longtime industry editor and engineer, got a chance this summer to tool around in the Silicon Valley in a Chevy Volt.
It's always good to get a different perspective, but Leibson's over three days tracks ours over 12 months.
"Quite simply, it drives like a smooth, well-bred car and it’s clear that GM engineers worked really hard to make this range-extended electric car (GM’s preferred terminology over “hybrid”) feel and drive like a conventional—and very nice—internal-combustion vehicle, minus the engine noise."
You can read Leibson's impressions here on Low-Power Design and stay tuned for a follow-on piece (which I'm really looking forward to) in early September on his experiences with the Silicon Valley charging infrastructure (or lack thereof).