Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
8/9/12 12:00 a.m.

The Chevrolet Volt has been controversial, to say the least. However, the facts are appealing to the average commuter: charge it up at home or work, drive up to 35 miles, then plug it back in. If you need to drive further, it has a gasoline generator built in to recharge the battery as you drive.

Our test car was the quietest thing we'd ever driven or ridden in, even when compared to a bicycle. Plus, it came with a nifty power cord. A few days after it moved on to another journalist, though, something weird happened. J.G. Pasterjak, our art director, showed up to work in a Volt.

This car had actually motivated one of us to go out and buy one from a dealer. That must mean it's either really good, or there was bacon hidden somewhere only J.G. knew about.

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