The Chevy VOLT

By hunksrhandbags
In Chicago
Jul 14th, 2011

Hi Everyone! First,  I want to Thank General Motors for giving me the opportunity to drive the brand new Chevy Volt for a week. I got the car last Tuesday and it was a BLAST!

Here are some of the highlights. If you don’t know,  the car runs on Electric for aprox. 40 to 60 miles with a full charge. I never had the car charge over 41 miles, but from what I read about the car it has to do with the outside weather conditions. Some of the other features that caught my attention were the keyless start button and the DVD player. The car does have all the bells and whistles you can think of to put on the car and that is REALLY NICE.

The car does have really small back seats which is great if you have kids 5 and younger but if not consider it a two seater with alot of room. The electric part of the car takes 5 to 10 hours for a full charge depending on if you are using 120v or 220v. After you get a full charge the charge lasts for it’s 40 to 60 miles and then turns to gas which is nice if it isn’t convenient to plug in at that moment.

It was a lot of fun to drive that car around for a week. Everyone I met was excited to sit in the car or have me drive them around the block. I think one of the biggest highlights of the week was taking the car to the local Bill Jacobs Car Dealership  where there was a swarm around the car before I even got out. Needless to say, it was a highlight for them too. The first Salesmen to talk to me was Jim and he got the privilage to drive the car and report back to his boss about how much he liked it. The Volt was a great hit with them and all of my friends and family.

When I got this car I knew nothing about driving an electric car or anything that was this far forward  technologically. But I sure learned alot over the course of a week and it was very easy to understand how to work the car. I think one of my favorite features was the Green ball in the dash board that would tell you if you were Accelerating or Braking to fast and you were not getting optimal gas mileage.

3 Responses to “The Chevy VOLT”

  1. Dan Thompson says:

    How many times did you end up charging the car while you had it? I’d be interested in knowing if you see a big jump in your electric bill or not.


  2. I charged the car every night that I had it. 7 nights total. I did some reading before I got the car and everything I found said the average per charge was between $2 to $3.


  3. The national average for electricity is 12 cents per kilowatt hour. If you charged it from empty, it would cost you ~1.60. It takes about 13 kWh to charge from empty.

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