Flashback: Chevrolet Volt Advertisements From The Past

OCT 8 2015 BY MARK KANE 28

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt ads have brought along with them some controversy.

At the end of the day, poking at the Nissan LEAF and Toyota Prius probably will ultimately result in response from Japan, which could cause sparks.

Maybe it was intentional.  Maybe it will turn out to be a good thing in the long run.  A little competition never hurt – right?

Anyway, now’s a perfect time to look back several years and check out how Chevrolet presented its flagship Volt in the early days.

We gathered all, or at least most of the commercials. We hope you enjoy!

Discovery Chevy Volt Super Bowl Ads HD

Chevy Volt Commercial From Gas Friendly to Gas Free

Chevy Volt Commercial Socket Chevrolet

Chevy Volt Commercial

Chevrolet Volt Anthem Television Commercial

Chevrolet Volt – Charge Ahead

2011 Chevrolet Volt Thanks Chevrolet Commercial

New Chevrolet Volt Commercial

Chevy Volt An American Evolution

New ads

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28 Comments on "Flashback: Chevrolet Volt Advertisements From The Past"

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so many……

Yes, and GM doesn’t do ads on Volt.

That is pretty funny.

The real question is : How many times did they pass on TV, in how many states? At what period of the day? Some did not pass at all, and some passed very few times. How many people got to actually see them?

There are plenty of those Volt ads on TV and I see them all the time.

I see billboards of them in my local commute as well.

2012 election year also did plenty of “free negative ads” for the Volt. After all, how many cars get mentioned in the Presidential debates as much as the Volt?

Motor Trend 2011 Car of the year got plenty of good free press for it as well. But readers of Motor Trend almost wanted to burn down the magzine for giving the award to the Volt.

More people have heard about the Volt than any other electric car in America. It is just most of them have wrong impression of the car resulted from negative smearing attacks back in 2011 and 2012.

The last two were the worst. Other than that, the “more car than electric” tag line is confusing. It was fun seeing the Volt concept in one of the ads, although I’m glad it was replaced for production. The powered by gasoline one was much worse than Nissan’s similar ad.

The last two are definately stinkers.

The best Volt ads came from Holden. GM should send this “How the Volt works” ad to their dealers for starters.

The best Holden ad was “Amazing things with Electricity”

If someone can dig that one up you will see what I mean.

The Aussies got the good stuff.

and they designed the Bolt concept body style. Quite nice IMO

Good ads help boost sales. Apparently the Aussie ads didn’t help much.

The last two (elevator and old tech) ads are going to be effective after much of the early build up is cut out. People who hate them are going to be shocked at how different their feelings will change. They will still want to hate them (assuming they do hate GM), it’ll just be not as easy to apply that hate to the cut down ad.

At least the ads are consistently terrible. Consistency is good, right?

Please DonC. We will have to send you to attitude adjustment classes :]

Pathetic. GM couldn’t market heroin in an opium den.

But I do not like your attitude.

What are you, some kind of GM fanboy?

mmm… I guess GM is the #1 U.S. Auto manufacturer from raw luck.

There was also the “Chevy Volt Dance” that was first performed at the 2010 LA Auto Show (warning- may cause lol):

Although not a 30sec canned TV commercial it was intended to be a Chevy Volt marketing promotional.

The chimpanzee was successful at putting the plug into the socket, but the human failed at her end, LOL.

LOL… very good

I hear they banned all Volt ads at Gitmo – it was considered just too inhumane.

The gas-powered-everything commercial was a blatant rip off of the Nissan commercial, which I think was done way better (and took a few punches at the Volt in the process). I think the best commercial was the gas station evolution one. It marketed their entire brand of fuel efficient cars, not just their halo car. It also came at a time just before the bankruptcy where the future of GM was so questionable, and the “one day” may just as well had been “we thought we could do this”. I’m glad the car was released. I hope to own one someday. The Volt and the LEAF were the only two cars to have ever spoke to me. Sure, there have always been cars that I’ve really wanted- I’ve had my share of wet dreams featuring the Tesla Model S- but none of them ever really reached out and grabbed my heart like these two lowly cars have. I will never trade in a car solely for the one that’s just practical or cheap or because I think it would be cool. Every car from here on will have a plug, and every one of them will have an emotional attachment.… Read more »

I noticed the Gas-power-everything copy of the Nissan’s ad had only mild steam coming out of the exhausts, with no dirt and no noise at all… Clean gasoline LoL!

Because the Volt is still using the black poison too.

Morning in America was indeed nice, but I also liked the alien ones.

Wow, I didn’t know they made so many of them! And I’m missing at least two I’ve seen:

The gas-station-need-to-pee ad

Cute idea, but pretty poorly done, and – as is unfortunately the case in many EV ads, misinformative (b/c if you’re within the range you have likely left somewhere with a plug not so long ago).

And then the really terrible, recent “dad what if we get stuck” ad, which I’m not bothering to link.

This SHOULD have been a Volt ad:


LOL, yes that would have made a great Volt ad.

This could have been a good blog had it not ignored the best Volt ads ever done, ads which correlated with the best sales trends in the history of gen 1 Volt…..

…. the testimonial ads. Several were done, and their messages were strong. When they ran, buyers responded.

Why IEVs did not include these here is puzzling.

There’s little reason for InsideEVs to be obligated to preach to the choir. The testimonial ads were good for people who have no clue what the Volt is. Most visitors here are probably well aware of the Volt.

You forgot one of the first (and best): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHdU4bSNDc