Back in this post, I noted that I was getting a Chevrolet Volt. Well, as of November 8, 2011, I now am the owner of a Crystal Red Metallic 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Given that the sun is only out when I’m working, I’ll try to get some pictures and post them here.
In the meantime, here’s the coolest stat so far: lifetime MPG: 138 (which is a short life, I know). The saddest part of that stat is that it’s on the low end of what other Volt owners are reporting.
Some day I’ll answer the “Why a Volt?” question. The short answer is that it’s a political statement – I believe that the US is too highly dependent on oil, and one of the largest consumers of oil is the daily commuter (of which I am one). I’ve cut my daily gas usage by 60+%, and if there were a charging place at my office it would be a 100% reduction.