For those in the U.S. interested in driving a Volt, another GM or competitive product, GM is running its “Main Street in Motion” tour again this year.

The no-charge event will have 70 different vehicles from 25 competitive makes, and is scheduled for 14 locations around the country from June through November.

Unfortunately, the Toyota Prius, Nissan LEAF and other hybrid and electric cars are not listed to drive back-to-back against a Volt, for those who would be interested in such a comparison.


GM has also run a Volt Unplugged Tour to highlight just the Volt. Main Street in Motion promises a lot of variety and possibly fun as well.

Otherwise, GM promises a “a free, family friendly, no-pressure environment to compare Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Acura, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Toyota and other vehicles.”



Vehicles expected to be at the rolling test drive tour include:

Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, Equinox, Traverse, Corvette, Camaro, Malibu, Impala, Silverado, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe, Tahoe Hybrid, and Avalanche; Buick Regal, LaCrosse and Enclave; GMC Acadia, Sierra, Sierra HD, Sierra Hybrid, Terrain, Yukon, and Yukon Denali Hybrid; Acura TSX, MDX and TL; Dodge Ram 1500 and Ram 2500; Ford Taurus, Explorer, Expedition, F-150 and F-250; Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Ridgeline; Hyundai Elantra and Santa Fe; Lexus ES350; Nissan Murano and Maxima; Toyota Corolla, Camry, Tundra, Sequoia and RAV4.


The rules are pretty minimal. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and be over 18 years old. Registration is recommended but not required.

The scheduled events are supposed to last an hour for the driver, but we imagine that depends on how many cars you wish to drive.

It will run rain or shine, except in cases of severe weather which might pose a safety hazard.

Kids can come too, but there is no child care. It is possible to put the child(ren) in the car to test features important to parents.


In all, it is an open event where GM is encouraging family and friends to attend.

GM Spokesman Rob Peterson mentioned this a while back, and said it is a good opportunity and quite unique.

It is also noteworthy that GM has the confidence to foot the bill for allowing its cars to be compared to competitive makes. It speaks well of the company's self confidence in its products and personnel.

We do not know if more venues might be added, but the image shows where the planned ones are to be.

Source: Main Street in Motion