As any mechanic will tell you, tools aren’t cheap. If you’re the gotta-have-the-best-of-everything kinda person, you could spend $20,000 or more on a toolbox, and JUST the toolbox. So this story regarding some Chevrolet dealerships ceasing Volt sales over just $5,100 in specialized tools is a bit of a head-scratcher.Read more
The Chevy Volt has received more than its fair share of criticism, but as sales continue to climb, more success stories from Volt owners seem to be coming out. Retired pilot Jeffrey Kaffee, the first person to buy a Chevy Volt outside of auction, has reportedly used just 26 gallons of gasoline in two years of owning his Volt. With more than 12,000 miles on the odometer, that works out to an average of 459 mpg.Read more
Many in the automotive media world have questioned why GM produced the Chevy Volt as, well, a Chevy. Wouldn’t a high-tech, high-priced car like the Volt be better positioned as a Cadillac? Well we will get our answer in about a year, as GM has confirmed a few key facts about the Volt-based Cadillac ELR, including a production date of late 2013.Read more
For all the negativity surrounding the Chevy Volt, people who have bought GM’s plug-in hybrid are among the happiest car owners in America. How can that be? A recent case study in Scientific American looked at the Volt’s energy consumption and emissions and compared it to the most popular hybrid on the market, the Toyota Prius, and in every category the Volt comes out way ahead.Read more
If you listen to certain “news outlets,” you’d think the Chevy Volt was a flaming, steaming pile of sales crap that costs GM tens of thousands of dollars per vehicle sold. You’d be wrong though, as a recent roundup of all the vehicles the Chevy Volt is currently outselling shows that there is, in fact, a market for this high-tech American hybrid.Read more
If any entity knows how important it is for America to cease its reliance on oil, it is the U.S. Military. With dozens of different alt-fuel projects in the works, the military is exploring all options when it comes to reducing their use of oil. This apparently includes a large order of 1,500 plug-in vehicles, a large majority of them Chevy Volts.
Cue the outrage!Read more
The Chevy Volt doesn’t get a lot of love from the right-wing, and Monday’s biased Reuters article claiming each Volt costs GM up to $49,000 certainly doesn’t help. But there is one group of car owners who are turning to the Volt in high numbers, and it is just the customer GM is hoping to attract.
I’m talking about owners of the Toyota Prius, which is the #1 traded-in vehicle for Volt customers.Read more
One common knock against the Chevy Volt is its high price, coming in at a whopping $40,000 (give or take)Read more
Marketing a car like the Chevrolet Volt is hard. Is it electric? Is it a hybrid? How does it work?Read more