GM just announced that the first Chevy Volt has been built. Now, you might have seen Volts in the past, but they were actually mules from another pre-production car, the Chevy Cruise. The Cruse will be launching this year, and uses the same platform as the Volt.
Some have asked me if you should take a test-drive of the Cruise, as a means of getting acquainted with what the Volt will have. It’s a logical question, considering that GM has already announced that the Cruise and Volt are so similar, that the Cruise will likely be the first non-Volt model to inherit Volt’s E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) technology. However, I don’t suggest using the Cruise to get acquainted with the Volt… too much. The Volt will only be a four-seater, but will have a lot of the external and internal features. Also, the Cruise will undoubtedly be more powerful, leading some to feel let down when comparing it to the Volt (and no, I don’t know what the difference on handling will be, sorry).
Anyways… I found this funny because MechaWorks just finished its first hardware prototype. Just a few months away from showing it off.