This article ran in the Ann Arbor News in January '07. I wrote it after reading an editorial by the business writer that dismissed the EV1 as impractical and praised the Volt as exciting...
I share Mr. Haglund's excitement over the new Chevy Volt - it's a great way for GM to play catch up after being ahead 10 years ago. I wish them luck and I'd like to buy one. I would have preferred to buy an EV1 - but alas I won't have that chance.
Well I had planned to have done some of the mods by now - alas "real life" (tm) got in the way. So, instead here are some photos of me scooting around Ann Arbor (OK, I'm not sure anyone else wants to see these - but it's my blog, right ;) )
Based on a post from GMan from an email he received:
OK - so I've ridden my XM-2000 about 100+ miles now. I've taken it to work and back (24 mile round trip) a couple of times. It cruises fine at 40mph - but it takes too long to get there. Up hills it drops to around 30mph. The stretches of 50mph limit road are where I start holding up traffic - oh well! I always ride close to the side and don't much mind if people squeeze past.