We have talked a lot about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt from the time it was a concept all the way through to the launch of the production car. There is no doubt that the Volt is changing the automotive industry. We have seen people young and old interested in the newest battery electric plug-in hybrid. Heck, we have followed the car threw a couple of controversies about the engine and how it relates to the drivetrain and how the equivalent miles per gallon are figured and relate to gasoline powered cars. Through all that the Volt has proven to be a revolutionary car for the automotive industry. The question though is will consumers feel comfortable signing on the dotted line.

A lot of reservations on adopting the Volt come from the availability of the cars to the consumer public. People like to touch, feel and drive a new vehicle—unless they are one of those people who is the first to adopt new technology on their block. This is where for Rocky Mountain residence the 2011 Denver Auto Show comes in. Starting Friday consumers can sign up for a ride and drive in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. You have to be over the age of 18, have a valid drivers license and they won’t be conducting any drives after dark. The best part is that the Volt should be on all-electric power as you cruise around the convention center on a short street drive. Not available Friday? You are in luck because the manufacturer ride and drive programs are running from Friday to Sunday from show open until dark.

This is the first time we have seen a Volt at a public venue for interaction with consumers in the Rocky Mountain region. So make sure you take advantage of your time at the 2011 Denver Auto Show and get behind the wheel of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Reading commentary from automotive reviewers such as myself is excellent, but experiencing it for yourself puts real perspective on whether you are a fan of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.


Be sure to check out the other Chevrolet cars on the ride and drive and the other manufacturer programs that make up about 30 cars available for the public to drive. Read more on the ride and drive program here