Asked and Answered: The Chevy Volt
Monday, May 14, 2012
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Why consider a Chevy Volt? Financial, range, safety and convenience concerns are all answered by the Volt. And, talk about accolades – the Volt is charged up as they continue to pour in from experts and consumers alike.
- Kelley Blue Book 2012 Five-Year Total Cost of Ownership Award winner in the Electric Car category
- 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year
- $7500 PHEV federal tax credit
- $1500 CA Rebate on the 2012 Volt
- NHTSA continues to believe that electric vehicles show great promise as a safe and fuel-efficient option for American drivers
- 35 miles on pure electric power. Then its gasoline-fueled “range extender” transparently kicks in to directly generate electric power for another 344 miles.
- 2012 Volt is eligible for CA HOV access sticker.
Even though General Motors recently stopped production for five weeks in part due to poor January sales, consumers have answered with recent purchases that they definitely want this GM option. March sales totaled 2,289 units – a 277 percent increase over a year ago.
“CALSTART employees have driven more than 12,000 miles in the company’s Volt and couldn’t be happier with it,” says John Boesel, CALSTART President and CEO. “To help the environment, create jobs and build a stronger U.S. economy, we urge all Americans to buy a Volt or other advanced technology or clean fuel vehicle, when next making a purchasing decision.”