high voltage vehicle

The College is borrowing a new Chevy Volt for a bit from Central Maine Motors.  What fun!  Folks from around campus have been getting a chance to test-drive the electric car.  A fully charged battery will get you 35 miles of electric travel- then the vehicle switches to the use of a 35 MPG gas engine (around town; 40 MPG highway).

Student Justine G. says, “That thing’s a beast!” of the Volt.  “It doesn’t feel like you’re going fast at all,” she says of the quiet ride.

Custodial staffer Deb says it’s cool, but said she wasn’t accustomed to the back-up camera used to assist in seeing behind the car.

Personally, I’ve loved using it for delivering small amounts of produce to Dining Services.  Why, just this morning I was able to bring 4 bushels of apples from Maine-ly Apples in Dixmont to Unity with no gas at all.  And, I could do it all while listening to  Apron Strings on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country station (which admittedly, has nothing to do with efficiency.)

Have you driven the Volt?  Let us know what you think.

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