DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt owners from across United States gathered at nine Chevrolet dealerships Saturday to celebrate going electric.
During the event, Chevrolet hosted an online live-broadcast where the Volt’s chief engineer, Andrew Farah, who answered owner questions and discussed topics ranging from the electrification of the Volt to the future of the electric vehicles.
“Our Volt owners are our best brand ambassadors, and we wanted provide them the unique opportunity to interact with and have their questions answered, and who better to do that than the chief engineer of the Volt,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet small cars marketing director. “With our Volt owners having driven approximately 80 million miles on electricity alone, National Plug in Day was the perfect time to say ‘thank you’ for their support.”
Participating dealerships include:
- Capitol Chevrolet – San Jose, Calif.
- Capitol Chevrolet – Austin, Texas
- Ferman Chevrolet – Tampa, Fla.
- Harry Criswell Chevrolet – Gaithersburg, Md.
- Hendrick Chevrolet – Cary, N.C.
- Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet – San Diego, Calif.
- Keyes Chevrolet – Los Angeles
- Phillips Chevrolet – Frankfort, Ill.
- Serra Chevrolet – Southfield, Mich.
National Plug in Day was created to bring attention to the environmental, economic and other benefits of plug-in electric vehicles.
For the first 38 miles, the Volt can drive gas and tailpipe-emissions free using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 344 miles on a full tank. Volt owners have travelled more than 65 million miles since the vehicle launched late 2010. Roughly two-thirds of those miles were powered by grid electricity.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.