First San Francisco Bay Area Chevrolet Volt Owner

On December 20th, 2010 I had the honor of being the first customer in the San Francisco Bay Area to take delivery of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.  This particuliar Volt was a fully loaded Viridian Joule model that was the 10th Volt off the line -VIN number 1G1RD6E4XBU100010.

Local San Francisco Bay Area media showed up for this event and did a great job documenting this event.  Below are the news segments put together by all the major Bay Area …

The First Chevrolet Volt Deliveries by Truck and Train

While many in the east coast have already received their Volts, future West Coast Volt owners are still waiting patiently for their Volts to arrive.  Well the good news is, that they are arriving now.  This morning I drove to Concord Chevrolet, the dealer who took my Volt order at MSRP to see my Volt being unloaded from the truck.  The Truck driver, Pat – said he left Detroit on Tuesday (It’s now Saturday morning) and made his journey south, …

Chevy Volt & Electric Car Off Peak Charging Cost Analysis

I will start by saying that I thought this would be a relatively simple article to write, but as I delved into the details of how time of use metering works with tiered electricity pricing I began to realize that in fact the analysis of electricity costs becomes quite complicated.  As you will see in this complete electric car off peak charging analysis, there are numerous factors that need to be considered when you are actually calculating the marginal cost …