• asullyvolt avatar asullyvolt Posted: 8/22/2012 12:09pm PDT

    Technology will always be obsolete prior to it's end of life but that's no reason not to invest in it. While my Volt is achieving its technological obsolescence I am saving $4000 per year on gas costs. I am one of those happy Volt owners and if I was in that commercial I would talk about how much money it is saving me. When I drive down the road, the guys in the BMW's, Audi's and Porsche's are checking out my ride and giving me the thumbs up. Want to see what real Volts are doing in the real world? Go to www.voltstats.net, it will blow your mind. I've driven 17000 miles in the past year in my Volt and only burned 75 gallons of fuel doing it...I commute 75 miles per day and because I charge at work I only pay for half of the electricity.

  • Krafter324 avatar Krafter324 Posted: 6/18/2012 6:43am PDT

    When my current lease ends, I will definitely look into the volt. Hoping more condos, apartmets, businesses and such start installing charging stations! Otherwise it would be hard to justify 37mpg and no where convenient to charge.

  • fb_573272423 avatar Caroline Posted: 6/13/2012 2:23pm PDT

    Nice commercial, simple/happy, appealing to sense of discovery. I don't see Volt ads at all, so I don't think GM is trying too hard to sell this to the average consumer. This car is currently attractive to a niche group. The Volt and EVs in general will slowly gain market share only after several yrs of on-the-ground performance/reliability data. I just bought a Volt and absolutely love it so far (had a Honda CR-V before this). I get 42-43 miles per charge, which gets me to/from work daily and then an errand/soccer on the side without gas. So far, 495 of 511 miles driven are "EV" miles. The "spaceship" sounds are real. No engine noise in EV mode(and very little road noise). Bluetooth audio and touchscreen controls are great.

  • fb_1559222512 avatar Xiaolong Posted: 6/13/2012 10:04am PDT

    GM needs to have ads showing the Volt blow away Prius and Leaf in performance. That will bring some other type of buyers to the showeroom who do NOT want a slow hybrid/ev.

  • fb_100000005296979 avatar John Posted: 6/13/2012 9:40am PDT

    As one who is thoroughly convinced that far superior and cheaper batteries are just around the corner,I see those looking to sell and encourage others to buy current electric cars as facing a dilemma : is it fraudulent to sell,at a very high price,a product that you can reasonably assume is very likely to be totally obsolete and severely overvalued in the near future, far before the end of its expected lifespan? If I were Elon Musk or GM or Nissan,I would call a halt to current EV production and await developments. GM and Nissan would not suffer any economic consequences whatsoever in doing so. Tesla Motors, on the other hand, needs to sell its Model S. I'm referring to WSU's super battery: I'm convinced real and close at hand. I'm waiting

  • fb_1399822355 avatar Mark Posted: 6/16/2012 4:09pm PDT

    Kent, I'm curious, how did you get to post something on the internet? Because surely you can't own a computer seeing as how when you buy one, 2 weeks later there's a better one. Then 2 weeks after that there's an even better one, then 2 weeks after that there's an even better one.

  • fb_1399822355 avatar Mark Posted: 6/16/2012 4:04pm PDT

    Actually, all you need do is look at the lease versus the buy. The lease price is EXTREMELY reasonable compared to the buy it price. I took this to mean that the leasing agencies more than likely see a good value when the lease is up. Plus, I traded in my 8 year old Prius for the Volt. I was VERY happy with the resale price. VERY happy.

  • jmcvicker avatar jmcvicker Posted: 6/15/2012 9:59am PDT

    Any battery in the lab (WSU or otherwise) today will take 3-5 years to get into anytype of product. What if it fails certain tests (EUCAR, NHTSA, etc) and then what, go back to the drawing board again? Current day (not even next-gen) batteries are driving around in EVs. Today. This does not say work is done - but happy birthday! We're here. EVs are viable and on the road.

    Shut off your home electricity until Fusion is in production and Tesla beamed electricity is the distribution medium. Just around the corner.

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