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 Home     December 22, 2014  

Welcome Volt owners,

I have built this site to bring together Volt owners to share experiences. The site is free to use and your information will not be sold or rented to anyone. If you are thinking of purchasing a Volt this is a great site to learn about the advantages of the car. I will be blogging about my experience of owning my Volt. 

If you would like to blog on our site drop me note on the contact page and I will set you up.

 

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By mstehouwer on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Back in March of 2011, our utility company installed a second meter for a rate 22 along with my first Voltec charger. We purchased our 2nd Volt in February of 2013 and needed a second level 2 charger. I got a price from the company that installed my fist one and the quote was over $1,500. I had purchased the Voltec for $524 including shipping. That would make it over $2,000 for the charger.

 

By mstehouwer on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Portland, Oregon has public transportation driven by electricity and I thought you might be interested in this video GM has recently created about the “Electric Avenue.” The city has an electric light rail system, plenty of charging stations for plug in vehicles (Chevy Volt and Spark EV) and other features.

 

By mstehouwer on Thursday, November 22, 2012

We just purchased the Current Cost Power Save Home Energy Monitor. Studies have shown the behavioral change could have an impact of 15% on individual’s bills. It’s simple to setup and when I turned it on we were running 1.8 KW. Going around the house turning off things we don’t need it’s down to 1.3 KW. You can connect the monitor to the internet but not purchased the part that will allow it yet.

PowerSave Home Energy Monitor

By mstehouwer on Friday, June 22, 2012

I have owned my Volt for over a year now and now I am starting to review sites and apps that track charging stations. This is a work in progress and update as I test.

By mstehouwer on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Some forwarded me this email about the Volt and I thought I would correct the facts.   "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." Plato   Cost to operate a Chevy Volt Eric Bolling (Fox Business Channel's Follow the Money) test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors.   For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine. (true when it very cold out but the in the summer you get 50. When you are gas you still get 35 MPG)   Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the range including the 9 gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is approximately 270 miles. (My car after 1 year is getting 128 mpg and I have over 15,000 miles on my car)   It will take you 4 1/2 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph. (it only takes 3 ½ hours to charge)...
By mstehouwer on Friday, February 10, 2012
It’s my Volt’s Birthday

One year ago on Feb 10, 2011 I picked up my Volt 974 from Long Island New York with my daughter, Emily. We flew from Lansing, MI to pick the car up at Atlantic Chevrolet. I was a kid in a candy store driving the car off the lot had the biggest smile on my face. The smile is still on my face because I enjoy the car so much.



I have been in local newspapers, interviewed for a book, on radio shows, in a video shoot at GM Proving Grounds, and even have my own trading card. I have done this for the love of driving an electric car. Many ask how much is GM paying me and I tell them I don’t get a penny but get to save money on gas. Along the way I have gotten to meet Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson from NASCAR, government leaders from Michigan, and Kristen Zimmerman from GM.

I have traveled from New York to Michigan in a snow storm, driven on the...
By mstehouwer on Thursday, February 02, 2012

2012 Chevy Super Bowl Commercials: From the coolest car on the block to the smartest technology in the galaxy. A man walks in on a curious group of intergalactic creatures checking out the advanced technology of his Chevrolet Volt.

By scmgmt on 1/12/2012 1:57 PM

 Several of my friends in NJ have commented to me that my Volt is a lot like there Cadillacs.

Definetely the Volt seems to be made to a very high standard and is quite luxurious.I figured that they would make one. Go check out the new Cadillac ELR extended range electric vehicle.  Supposedly GM is starting production of this Vehicle. 


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