By now you would’ve figured that General Motors would go through great lengths to promote the mettle of the Chevrolet Volt. Having previously done a water trough test, GM decided that maybe the Volt should be subjected to yet another test, this time, of the scorching variety.

To ensure that any part of the Volt would not be subjected to warping or sagging when exposed into hot weather, GM turned up the knob on the old pressure cooker to see just how the Volt handles being in the figurative spotlight.

In this video, the Volt is being given a solar heat test, with temperatures reaching as high as 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t know your conversions, 200 degrees Fahrenheit is twice as hot as the boiling point so you can be rest assured that if there’s any part of the car that couldn’t stand the heat, this test would show it.


Source: ChevroletVoltAge

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  (570) posted on 01.21.2010

Yeah, it’s almost on the boiling point level but I guess it will be better if they limit the self-promotions. With regards to Volt, that I don’t know if it’s good or not. I like to see their electric car after the series of test.

  (555) posted on 01.19.2010

Was that successful? I think it is. But what was that for? I still don’t understand. Can you provide with me links about studies on the involvement of solar heat on cars.

  (708) posted on 01.17.2010

Nice test by chevy, yes most car company only test the cold temperature, good thing that chevy come up with that idea because most car paints does sagged, chip and fade when exposed to sunlight or heat.

  (2) posted on 01.17.2010

If you don’t know your conversions, 200 degrees CELSIUS is twice as hot as the boiling point of water.

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