The pre-dawn hours of Thursday, March 31, were brisk in the Motor City.
I had a breakfast meeting on the other side of town, so I rolled out of the sack early.
After sucking down a couple of mugs of joe, I went to the garage and unplugged the Chevy Volt.
Yeah, that's right, a Chevy Volt. What of it?
As a juror for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, I had a few hours of seat time in the Volt last fall. But I wanted more.
As the Volt eased down the driveway that morning, I felt good. The gas tank was full. The video-game display on the dash said the battery was fully charged and good for 31 miles. And I was headed to one of my favorite breakfast joints.
After three days behind the wheel, I was going to hand the keys to a colleague. But there would be no regrets. That Volt had treated me right. She's a little pricey and not very classy, but we had good times.