Tomorrow your humble Editor boards a plane for Michigan, en route to a date with the Chevrolet Volt. TTAC has followed the Volt’s bumpy road to production-readiness since Bob Lutz decided that the Prius had to be “leapfrogged,” and we’ve tracked every change to the Volt’s mission, message and mechanical blueprint along the way. And though cars don’t exist in a vacuum, giving the Volt a fair review will require us to leave a lot of this contextual baggage at the door.
Certainly we will continue to report and opine on the development of the Volt program, but our forthcoming review will be focused on the vehicle itself. Because this is a clear break from our previous reporting on the Volt (which focused on the program rather than the car), we would like to take this opportunity to find out what you, our readers, are most interested to learn about GM’s green halo car. Obviously we will be giving our driving impressions (with the requisite TTAC flair) and we will try to report observed efficiency in as accurate a manner as is possible, but there’s still an awful lot to learn about this symbolically significant but still poorly-understood vehicle. So tell us what elements of the Volt’s performance, presentation or technical gubbins you are most interested in. Would you rather know how efficiently the Volt can be driven or what to expect as a worst-case mileage? We only have a little more than a day with the Volt… help us make the most of it!