Post your Volt Build in the Chevy Volt Owner’s Forum!

I’ve gotten several email correspondences going with new prospective Volt Orders who have gotten their orders in with the dealers, so I’d like to take this opportunity to use this topic as a way of kick off the Chevy Volt Owner’s Forum!

Some visitors may have seen a slightly hidden link on the top nav of the page referring to a newly launched Chevy Volt Owner’s Forum.  I’ve started a new topic there so that Volt Owner’s can post their …

My Chevy Volt Order at Concord Chevrolet

Although there have been questions and uncertainty about how you can order a Chevrolet Volt in the past 48 hours.  Yesterday at 9:00am at the Plug In San Jose Show, GM announced the pricing for the Chevrolet Volt.  In summary, it is available at $41,000 for a base model and up to $44,600 for a Fully Loaded Volt.

In the past 48 hours, I’ve probably talked to 12 dealers in the bay area, most of them twice, trying to find …

Chevrolet Volt Review and Test Drive – Milford Proving Grounds

Chevrolet Volt Review and Test Drive (From a Volt Enthusiast)

We arrived at Milford Proving grounds on just after noon on Wednesday July 14th.  The first thing to greet us at the entrance was no less than a pre-production Volt and a transformers yellow Camaro.

 

I thought to myself, if you were going to visit Detroit, Milford is about the coolest place to be.  The weather that day was clear, hot and a little balmy – I would …

Chevy Volt Engineering Factoids and Trivia

While I was in Detroit I was able to ask some very intelligent people some very specific questions.  While some specifics obviously would be no disclosed, I’ve compiled a list of some things that you probably didn’t know about the Volt (or have only since speculated about).  I was able to film a quick interview with Trent Warnke, a validation engineer for the Volt and he was able to tackle some pretty interesting technical questions.  In any case, here is …

The People Behind the Volt

The Wired Autopia Volt Challenge advertised that winners would get an opportunity to fly to Detroit to test drive the Volt.  I found out that the experience would be far more than just that.  Sitting down face to face with the very people that had poured their hearts and souls into this car was the difference between front row seats at a concert and a private performance.  It has much deeper meaning, the car is no longer just a car …

The Chevy Volt Experience (in Detroit)

Introduction

My trip to Detroit was eye opening.  I thought I had won a trip to test drive the pre-production Volt, but I came out with an entirely different worldview.  The team at GM did a fantastic job showing us just how many people from very different walks of life it took to put together the Volt.  In the end – I thought I would be writing one article about the Volt driving experience (rest assured there will be …

Chevrolet Volt Tax Incentives and Rebates

To incentivize the adoption of Electric Vehicles like the Volt, the Federal Government as well as many state governments have programs in place to subsidize the high cost of an electric car like the Volt.  In this article, I will discuss in detail eligibility for federal and California subsidies.  In addition, depending on your electric utility, you can apply for reduced Electricity Rates during off hours for electric car charging. Feel free to jump in if you know more about …

99% Build Volt Test Drive – San Francisco

The last time I had seen this car in person was at the LA Auto show, and that was the fiberglass show car (not the real thing).  When I approached the lot, I noticed first and foremost how much detail there was to the car that had been fleshed out, from the chrome wheels, to the smallest under trim window detailing.   Again as I had mentioned before, something about the shape and dimensions of the car make it look really …

Buying a Chevy Volt in San Francisco

In an important first hand update – GM announced that it would be doing Volt sales through their dealer network, and that dealers would directly handle the sales of the first Chevy Volts to customers. That said – if you read my “Buying a Chevrolet Volt” section of the site, I wouldn’t suggest running out to your nearest Chevy Dealer and putting down $1000. If you really want to get a car this year, you’ve got to do …

Chevy Volt Dance (Less Fox News)

Many longtime followers of the Chevrolet Volt know of the “infamous” Chevy Volt Dance that was at the LA Auto Show.  For those of you that haven’t heard of it – basically Fox News ran a segment on how wasteful a production it was.

If you want my personal opinion, Fox News is basically borderline tabloid entertainment news station that practices what I can sensationalist journalism.  Your opinion may vary, are you can call me out for being a San …