Happy 4th Birthday Chevrolet Volt


Next-Gen 2016 Chevy Volt To Debut In Just A Few Weeks - Props To Our Anonymous Photoshopper

Next-Gen 2016 Chevy Volt To Debut In Just A Few Weeks – Props To Our Anonymous Photoshopper

Today marks the fourth birthday of the Chevrolet Volt.

Celebrating 4 Years

Celebrating 4 Years

Exactly four years ago, retired airline pilot Jeffrey Kaffee became the world’s first Chevy Volt owner.

*Video of Jeffrey Kaffee driving off in world’s first Chevy Volt delivered to customer:

200,000 Miles And Counting

200,000 Miles And Counting

Since then, more than 71,500 Volts have been sold in the U.S., plus the approximately 16,000 Volts/Amperas sold in the rest of the world.

There are some Volts out there with more than 200,000 miles on the odometer.

There are Volts that operate electrically more than 99% of the time.

There are even Volts that have driven over 81 miles on a single charge.

The Volt is easily the most versatile plug-in car available.  It really is the electric car that’s suitable for all driving habits/patterns/situations.  It’s no surprise then that the Volt is the world’s #1 selling plug-in hybrid.

With the introduction of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt now just a few weeks away, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for round 2.

Congrats to General Motors and the Chevrolet Volt team on developing and manufacturing one of the world’s leading plug-in electric cars.  Here’s to 4 more successful years!!!

81.8 Miles On A Single Charge

81.8 Miles On A Single Charge

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21 responses to "Happy 4th Birthday Chevrolet Volt"
  1. Anon says:

    Hopefully, GM will also update the ugly GUI in the car’s displays.

    1. Miggy says:

      They also need to update to a metric read out.

      1. ClarksonCote says:

        Huh? Metric can already be set easily by the driver, and then everything is displayed as such.

        1. Miggy says:

          Then the USA needs to change to metric and catch up to the rest of the world.

  2. cab says:

    Happy B-Day stupid Volt…you ruined me for ICE cars…thanks-a-lot! Now my lease is up in 7 months and I am only able to consider plug-ins…

  3. Assaf says:

    Happy birthday Volt!

    May we celebrate, for your 5th birthday, a 5th seat?

    1. That would be the Quad 5 Volt.

  4. GeorgeS says:

    Nice write up.
    I second the motion.
    Happy birthday Volt.
    Hat’s off to all the guys that were the very first buyers.
    Like Jerry and Lyle Dennis co founder of this site.

    1. kdawg says:

      Anyone know if Lyle is going to trade in his Ford Cmax Energi and come back to the Volt now that it has more room?

      1. Jay Cole says:

        I know the answer to this, but I’m sworn to secrecy, lol. PM me, (=

      2. Brian says:

        Will the Volt have more room than a CMax Energi? I sure hope so, but doubt it. The Volt currently has about half the trunk space of a CMax Energi (Volt = 10 cu.ft., Energi = 19cu.ft.). I doubt the rear seats of Volt 2.0 will be as large as the current CMax either.

  5. Spec9 says:

    GM really needs to build a Voltec based SUV, mini-van, pick-up, and other form factors.

    1. Rick Danger says:

      The number of different Voltec vehicles produced will be a measure of how serious GM is about successfully marketing Volt 2 technology.

      1. Spec9 says:

        My theory is that they are serious about it but they will drag their feet on it until the last possible moment. They know that Voltec sales will not be as profitable as conventional gas car sales. So they won’t provide many other offerings until they are forced to do so by the competition. (i.e., Mitsubishi Outlander)

  6. Brian says:

    No song for the Volt? Or did you get harassed last time for not paying royalties?

    1. Spec9 says:

      Will a Volt Dance be good enough?

  7. Victor says:

    Cheers to GM for taking a chance on the Chevy Volt.
    Happy birthday to you!!

  8. Spec9 says:

    “There are Volts that operate electrically more than 99% of the time.”

    Well those people should have bought a pure electric.

    1. ModernMarvelFan says:

      And rent cars for that 1% of the time?

      Car rental isn’t always as simple as people claims…

    2. Bill Howland says:

      Do you have a Generac or Kohler at your home? Do you have a utility connection at least 99% of the time?

      Many people in my parts have them, and ultimately they will be seen as a big waste of money. Not so the Volt, since it provides insurance, and it also does something meaningful in the meantime.

      I know Dr. Lyle has a Generac. Did he waste his money? Probably not because he actually used it once.

  9. ModernMarvelFan says:

    This is a good start.

    I hope to see the Volt on its 20th birthday…