Bill Visnic from AutoObserver recently drove the Volt and had this to say:
“But first and foremost, the Volt is about electric driving, and the experience is excellent. The Volt torques away from stoplights leaving conventional cars waiting for their engines to get up to speed. Acceleration is linear and assuring and almost always exceeds expectations.”
Perhaps even more important is this little nugget: Bill managed to get 43 miles from the Volt in EV mode. This is in normal driving, with three people on board. It sounds like Popular Mechanics really was flogging their test unit.