Ride and Drive at Carnegie Mellon University
By: Quinn Bryner
February 11, 2011 4:21 pm ET
“Is this where we line up to drive the Volt?”
Carnegie Mellon University students began lining up an hour early (yes, even on a Friday!) to test drive the Volt as we brought the electric car to its Pittsburgh main campus. Coffee and doughnuts kept students energized as they waited their turn to take a spin through Schenley Park, and our Volt giveaways (T-shirts, notepads, water bottles, and pens) were a hit.
As part of our day at CMU, GM’s Walt Dorfstatter, executive director of GM Research and Development, and Pittsburgh native David Brownlee, program validation engineer for the Volt, gave a presentation on Volt technology. And good thing they were along because the questions posed by students attending this engineering powerhouse got pretty technical!
By the end of the day, more than 100 students enjoyed a ride or test drive in the Volt and the response was overwhelming – a smooth ride and an awesome car. Check out some:
As student Pushkar Rege shared, “The Chevy Volt is an extremely smooth ride. The interior design is beautiful. Deserves 5 out of 5 stars.” Looks like our Volt T-shirts will be worn with pride at Carnegie Mellon!