Best Volt Review Ever and Other Stuff
Note from Brad Berman, PluginCars.com Editor: Here we are, about one month after the arrival of mainstream electric cars from Nissan and General Motors, and the volume of exciting electric car news is only accelerating. Some of the headlines are very encouraging, but other stories getting just as much play are not much more than EV buzz for buzz sake.
So, I asked Chelsea to help us sort out the wheat from the chaff by pointing out a handful of stories that deserve some attention. Take it away, Chelsea...
I was a doubter as this article circulated this week as the "best Volt review ever", wondering what could be so novel. But damn if it isn't a fun read, and captures Jim Woolsey as Deepthroat about perfectly:
Infrastructure is heavy on my mind these days, for reasons covered in this story:
And I've been thinking so much about the wisdom of EV road trips (or lack thereof) that I finally weighed in myself in the wake of the BBC shenanigans:
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