Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Video: Jay Leno picks up his Chevrolet Volt...and yes a Volt is better than a Prius.

I saw this video on YouTube of Jay Leno picking up his new Chevrolet Volt in California and I thought that I had to share this with all of my readers and my opinion of the Volt.

Personally as I was watching his video, I agree with Jay Leno, electricity is only going to take you halfway, gasoline is going to take you the rest of the way and that's exactly what the Volt does. I particularly like the Chevrolet Volt for the combination of electricity and gasoline, but it needs more improvements such as having the vehicle run in E85 or bio-diesel, now that would be a real green car to me. But of course the fuel of the future in my opinion is hydrogen if the supply is there.

But in my opinion, pure electric vehicles aren't the answer to the United States or the worlds oil troubles, however combination vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt is a good start.

As for the Toyota Prius, personally I wouldn't own one. I believe that while Toyota does make several good quality cars most of the time, buying a Toyota is a huge turn off. Simply put, I hate the way that Toyota handles recalls and complains, namely there customer service is terrible. Toyota would rather blame the driver for an accident (which I believe sometimes the driver is at fault), then admit and take responsibility for a fault part or faulty software on their vehicles.

And as a member of my family looks to buy a new or used car within the next month or two, a Toyota is no where on the list. He wants a car or SUV that is made in the USA.

Source: YouTube via Autoblog