BBC's Ethical Man drives the Chevy Volt

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Jon Fray
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BBC's Ethical Man drives the Chevy Volt

Postby Jon Fray » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:47 am

BBC Newsnight on 15/4/09 had Justin Rowlatt travel by coach to Detroit to see and drive the Chevy Volt. The prototype he was first shown looked much like the Toyota Prius/ (new) Honda Insight. The car he drove looked a little more 2003 if you know what I mean. Presumably it had the same technology.
Justin said he'd driven other electric cars but this one felt like a 'real' car.

They showed the designer showing how you plug it in (and how you can use a remote to close the 'socket'). What's to stop some thug un-plugging your car while you're elesewhere?

Maybe he'll blog about it (but he hasn't yet)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ethicalman/2009/04/

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Postby Jon Fray » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:58 am

Oh, seems he did write about it but it was back in Feb, presumably when they filmed the item:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ethicalman/2 ... e_car.html

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