Erick Belmer Becomes World’s First Chevrolet Volt Owner To Rack Up 100,000 Electric Miles
Here at InsideEVs.com we’ve been following Erick Belmer and his high-mileage 2012 Volt for quite some time now. We’ve featured Belmer on numerous occasions:
Belmer holds the Volt record for most total miles and most electric miles driven. Check out those stats and more here.
Belmer’s latest Volt achievement is another milestone worthy of sharing.
Belmer’s 2012 Volt now has more than one 100,000 electric miles on its odometer! Total mileage is now at 281,320, which means that Belmer is closing in on one more milestone too…300,000 miles.
As Belmer has told us in the past:
“Volt is holding up flawlessly! No noticeable battery capacity loss. Used 9.7 kw because it’s a 2012. I am so pleased with this vehicle!”
“The Volt was always my dream car! To get to drive it everyday is a dream come true! This car is Wonderfully engineered!”
These statements still hold true today.
Belmer adds that skeptic told him, “This car would never make it 100,000 miles without catching fire or needing a new battery!” To that, Belmer responds, “Wish i could have taken a selfie of me driving in my Full Fire Suit with Helmet cautiously watching my odometer as it turn 100,000 ev miles! Not to mention the 281,000 total miles!”
But perhaps most importantly, Belmer says he has experienced no loss in electric-only range.
Belmer drives a ton, with the majority of his miles covered on gas, but another Volt owner by the name of Ari Colin (occasional InsideEVs.com contributor), has driven his Volt almost exclusively in electric mode and is nearing 100,000 electric miles too. Here’s a look at his stats: