App for 2011 Chevrolet Volt, with Chevy Cruze
Of course, this feature will have its limitations and Nitz admitted that under a “limited set” of conditions the 2011 Chevrolet Volt could experience performance deterioration. The fact that GM has thought ahead about the hill climbing application is a definite benefit to those living in mountainous regions, like oh say the Rocky Mountains or the Catskill Mountains. In fact, there is currently a team testing a fleet of 10 Volts throughout the California region by doing a loop that takes them through all types of grade conditions, temperature and even scenery. So the later isn’t as important to the operation, but the driving loop includes the hills of San Francisco, the climb to Tahoe, the heat of the desert to Las Vegas and a return back to L.A. in the famous bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Bottom line—the closer the volt gets to being in the hands of the end consumer, the more interesting it gets. If you are eager to get behind the wheel of a 2011 Chevrolet Volt they should be showing up in October—a month early as we reported last month.