The Chevy Volt an Ideal Car for the Apocalypse? Yeah, right.

Has anyone else seen this?

It’s a zombie-based ad for the Chevy Volt, based on the whole idea that a Chevy Volt is the perfect vehicle for the zombie apocalypse.

Am I the only one who sees a problem with this?

The Chevy Volt is a hybrid vehicle. It runs off of a combination of gas and electricity. So my question is…when the power grids fail (and they will), what the hell are you going to charge the thing with? The Volt will be just as useless as any other vehicle that runs out of gas, because there would be no electricity.

Needless to say, this wouldn’t make me consider the Volt in the slightest (not that I am to begin with; all accounts say it’s a worthless pile of crap).

Thoughts?

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4 Comments on “The Chevy Volt an Ideal Car for the Apocalypse? Yeah, right.

  1. That is funny! Considering how bad the Volt is, its no wonder that Chevy is pulling out all stops to make it seem like a perfect vehicle no matter what the situation. Anything to push the consumer away from the fact that it catches fire, sometimes weeks later, after suffering an impact.

    General Motors response to their car catching fire after an impact:

    ” GM announced that it would offer any Volt owner who has concerns another GM car while the federal investigation is taking place. In December 2011, the company said that if necessary they were prepared to recall all the vehicles and repair them upon determination of the cause of the fires, and also announced they would buy back the car if the owner was too afraid of the potential for a fire. GM’s CEO also said that it may be necessary to redesign or make changes to the battery pack depending on the recommendations from federal officials. As of December 1, 33 Volt owners in the U.S. and 3 in Canada had requested a loaner car. As of December 5, General Motors reported that a couple dozen Volt owners had requested the carmaker to buy back their cars, and the company had already agreed to repurchase about a dozen. Before the carmaker agrees to buy back each vehicle, other options are explored as GM primarily wants to provide loaner cars, but “if the only way we can make them happy is to repurchase it, then we will,” a GM spokesman said. General Motors explained that the buy-back price includes the Volt purchase price, plus taxes and fees, less a usage fee based on how many miles the car has been run. As of January 5, 2012, GM reported that around 250 Volt owners had requested either a loaner vehicle or a potential buyback.

    The NHTSA also said it was working with all automakers to develop post-crash procedures to keep occupants of electric vehicles and emergency personnel who respond to crash scenes safe. Additionally, NHTSA advised to be aware that fires may occur a considerable amount of time after a crash. General Motors said the first fire would have been avoided if GM’s protocols for deactivating the battery after the crash had been followed. These protocols had been used by GM since July 2011 but were not shared with the NHTSA until November 2011. In another statement the carmaker stated that they β€œare working with other vehicle manufacturers, first responders, tow truck operators, and salvage associations with the goal of implementing industry wide protocols.”

    How nice, a car that catches fire days or weeks later after some kind of impact. Yeah, that puts it right on the top of my list for potential Apoc vehicles. Then toss in the electric charging part and you have a real winner. I’m not sure what VP at Chevy thought up this idea but he or she apparently has never taken a Volt off road or over rough terrain. Do they actually think that their little RC car could handle torn up streets, driving on the curb, making your own roads at times or knocking over zombies? This little battery car has no ground clearance and after hitting a few zombies will most likely catch fire burning up all your supplies and creating a beacon for the rest of the infected to head for.

    That makes recharging it not a big issue.

    On a side note, this discussion has a bit more of a realistic take in regards to an apocalyptic vehicle.

    http://oda141teamroom.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/what-is-the-ultimate-zombie-apoc-vehicle-hummer-unimog-warpig-mrap/

  2. Let me try again: Actually the Volt would be a great car for a post-apocalyptic zombie world – electric when you need it ( from renewables like solar, wind, etc) and gas if/when you can find some. As for the Volt in the real world by those who have driven it or own it, it is actually a very fine sports sedan vehicle, perhaps a bit too ” luxury”. Not fragile or slow in the least, its acceleration will easily push four 250+ lb people back in the seats with that sports car rush. I kindly suggest a test drive? πŸ™‚

  3. Now if I had my pick for a vehicle to survive with I might actually search out for a Toyota Prius. Being a hybrid but not reliant on having to plug in anywhere (the battery is charged from the braking power of the vehicle), this car is extremely quiet when running strictly on the battery.

    So if I had to get through a small town without making a lot of noise so not to attract any of the undead, this may be the ideal car to get somewhere. A drawback though would be in the space, but if I’m traveling alone or with just one or two others this may be ideal.

  4. Yaaaaaaaaa… from Alaska and if it requires MORE electricity other than being plugged in during winter, SCREW IT. There are TONs of great hybrid SUVs that do not require the VOLT plug in. But honestly? Why think GREEN? Well other than good gas mileage. My SUV is considered HYBRID and gets around the same gas mileage that my Subaru Forester gets! SO yaaaa… I hate when PR people start utilizing trends they have no clue about!

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