The plug-in Chevy Volt was introduced by General Motors in December of 2010, and is also known internationally as the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera and the Hidden Volt. The 100 million miles driven by Chevy Volt owners are estimated to have saved more than five million gallons of fuel and more than $21 million in fuel costs for owners.
The Volt has the advantage over all-electric cars in that escapes the dreaded “range anxiety” by offering a supplemental gasoline engine. The lithium ion battery reaches a full charge in around 4 hours using a 240-volt power supply. When the battery charge runs low, the 1.4-liter gasoline engine can be used for an additional 400 miles of driving range.
Customer satisfaction studies indicate that Chevy Volt owners are the most satisfied in the industry with the car’s technology and performance, while also finding the Volt fun to drive. As a personal testimony, Chevrolet Volt marketing director Christi Landy said, “My commute is over 55 miles round trip, but with the Volt I use 80% less gas and save over $150 each month. Plus the Volt is really fun to drive because of its instant torque, driving anything else feels like yester-tech.”
Fred Caldwell Chevrolet congratulates the Chevy Volt on this impressive milestone, and invites Charlotte area drivers to experience the Chevrolet quality and commitment to satisfaction by taking a test drive at our dealership in Clover, NC.