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WOW! General Motors sent me a thank you present!

October 30th, 2013    Posted in About Chevy Volt, Getting Started with Volt, The Volt Experience

Thank you gift from GM
Not too long after we took delivery of our Chevy Volt, a package appeared at our door. The package was a thank you gift directly from General Motors! Now I don’t recall hearing of this happening from other automobile manufacturers and it most certainly has never happened to me. This was completely unexpected and they hit the nail on the head with this little package. It holds a few fun items that anyone enthusiastic about the vehicle might enjoy and appreciate.

Hardcover book - Chevrolet Volt Charging into the FutureOne of the more notable items in the gift box is a copy of the hard cover book titled “Chevrolet Volt Charging into the future”. This 140+ page book takes you from the earliest concepts and design through production and release of this groundbreaking automobile. The book is very nicely done with lots of beautiful full color photos, information from and about many key people along the way and much more. The book alone was a great find.

Along with the book are a variety of other items including a very nice “getting started” type of reference guide and a letter of thanks from GM and our local GM dealer. Read more


Charging up our Chevy Volt is as easy as plugging in your iPhone!

December 9th, 2012    Posted in About Chevy Volt, Getting Started with Volt, The Volt Experience

When we first got the Volt, I wasn’t sure what it would be like to be plugging the car in every time we returned home. Would it be a hassle or a nuisance? Would we sometimes forget or would it be in any way difficult? I also wondered if I needed to do anything special in my home to accommodate plugging in a car as opposed to any other device we have around the house. After living with this for a few months now I have to say it’s been a very easy and seamless process no more inconvenient than plugging in my cell phone (which happens every time I get home).

Before taking delivery of the car I did a little legwork to be sure we’d be ready when it arrived. Specifically I wanted to know if I had to do anything special to prepare our home for charging the car on a daily basis. I was happy to learn that I really had nothing to do at all. The car can easily be charged from a standard 120V household electric outlet. I’ve got eight of those in my garage so no problem. One recommendation was to check the outlet you expect to use for charging to be sure it is in good condition. If it looks old or in any way damaged it’s a good idea to replace it with a new commercial quality receptacle available from any home improvement store for less than $5. Another recommendation was to check the existing outlet to see if the electrician that installed it used the push-in style connections or the screw-down style. Apparently the screw-down style connection will give a more reliable connection for the best possible transfer of power. It all checked out for me and no changes were needed.

Charging the car is simple and only takes a moment to take care of each time we return home. Read more


Can Chevy Volt help an American town? Meet Hamtramck, MI.

August 30th, 2012    Posted in About Chevy Volt
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I have a Chevy Volt Advisor! Wait, what is a Chevy Volt Advisor?

August 8th, 2012    Posted in The Volt Experience

Her name is Shannon and her job is to help make sure our experience with our new Chevy Volt is the best it can possibly be! It is really remarkable that Chevrolet is putting such emphasis on the success of this car. This is not new with the 2013 model year either but is a program which has been in place from the start with the Volt.

It was through the helpful members over at the forums that I first learned about the Chevy Volt Advisor program. So what exactly is a Chevy Volt Advisor anyway? Well from what I can find out, the Chevy Volt Advisors are a team of GM Chevy Volt specialists assigned to Volt owners to act as your liaison and advocate. They are trained in all things Volt and can assist in many situations where a Volt owner may have a question or an issue they need help with. Read more