Chevy Volt Acceleration Described as ‘Mediocre’

voltMotoring writers from were given a brief opportunity to test-drive the new Chevy Volt … GMs all new hybrid vehicle that’s due out in Australia in 2011 and their impressions were mixed.

While suggesting that the engineers had provided a car that ticked most of the boxes they did describe the Chevy Volt’s acceleration as ‘mediocre’ and you wouldn’t spin the tyres unless you were on a wet or loose surface.

Of course if the Volt was to have sparkling acceleration it’s battery will drain quicker so obviously there have been some trade-offs here and, while spinning your tyres isn’t high on the list of priorities for most drivers, no one would want to buy a car like the Volt if a an unscalded cat could beat it away from the lights.

But it’s something that could be fixed by the time the Volt lands in Australia.

Chevy Volt Acceleration Described as ‘Mediocre’

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  1. I saw the Volt this Saturday & it was impressive. Great finish & very appealing. I did not drive it but I did see it speed away at the end of the event & the pickup seemed just fine to me.

    I have driven GM’s fuel cell Equinox over 7000 miles which has a similar electric drive platform & the performance in that vehicle is amazing. Thing is the electrics the performance can be altered through software updates. So one day a car can be stayed & modest to drive & after a few tweeks on the laptop it can be a formula one racer.

    So don’t be fooled by the comments like mediocre acceration. All the old rules have changed!

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