Monday, February 27, 2012

New Chevy Volt commercial

The Chevy Volt commercial GM should have made:

Of course, when you drive a Volt, you can drive in the HOV lanes with only one person, as Tom Blumer at BizzyBlog reports:

Silly me. I thought “HOV” when used in connection with expressway traffic meant “High Occupancy Vehicle.” Apparently not, now that California is allowing a 2012 version of the Chevy Volt to use HOV lanes, even by drivers who have no passengers. Maybe the acronym really stands for “Haughty Obama Vehicles.” Or “Hapless Odd Vehicles.” Or “Have-to Offload (these slow-selling) Vehicles.” I’m sure readers can do better.

As would be expected, no one in the press seems to be noticing (or is pretending not to notice) the irony of letting politically favored driver-only vehicles into lanes which were originally designed to encourage people to carpool.


One upside: At least the drivers sitting stalled in those slow lanes won’t have to worry about having a nearby Volt catching fire and having it spread to them.

You can read the rest of Tom's post here.


The Frizzy Hooker said...

This is interesting to me.
I have been watching a new show set in California which is heavy with Chevy product placement. The Volt being the most obvious. it is a Spanish language show, too. I wonder if there is a link to be made...

Kadim said...

Here is the list of other vehicles permissible. The standard has gotten harder, it used to be any old Hybrid could use the HOV lanes with one passenger, but now it's stricter.

Maggie said...

Kadim - I don't care which cars are 'allowed' ... it still defeats the whole purpose of 'high occupancy' to allow a car with a single person in it to travel in the HOV lanes.


Timothy W Higgins said...

I wonder if the Volt is allowed to use lanes more likely to keep it moving because of its predilection for CATCHING FIRE. Perhaps even CA is smart enough to realize that you don't want cars that burst into flame for no reason stalled in bumper-to-bumper traffic on an LA freeway.

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