A blog dedicated to my experiences with my new car - a 2012 Chevy Volt.
WARNING: Numbers ahead! If you're easily turned off by statistics, you'd best skip this post.
You might have heard misleading reports about the Volt getting inconveniently stuck when … more
Today I took my Volt in for service, and got a white 2012 Malibu as a loaner (thanks, Jim Ellis Chevrolet!). The Malibu is pretty basic, with a four-cylinder engine, cloth seats, manual seat … more
Today we took the Volt on its second road trip, about a hundred miles each way to and from Fort Valley, Georgia to see my folks. I started the trip with around 1,570 miles on the car, and … more
As we transition to an electric-car-driven economy, we will need to have many, many more charging stations. Most people with electric cars can charge at home, but there will be many who will … more
A couple of days ago I went to lunch at Atlantic Station, where they have a public charging station called the Charging Spot. Purely by coincidence, there was a Nissan Leaf there already, … more
In the process of researching the Volt, I did a lot of analysis about long-term costs. Because the car is so different from normal cars, I wanted to have a good understanding of the relevant … more
There's been a lot of press coverage and anxiety about a potential safety issue with the Volt, regarding the battery catching fire. While it's true that a couple of incidents have … more
Although I have a pretty short commute, if I do any running around at lunch and then go out in the evening (say, to a music session), I can come close to running out of battery power. … more
Someone I follow on Twitter (@BobbleHeadGuru) recently told me about a cool site that gets data directly from OnStar about actual real-world Volt performance, and displays it for public … more
I’ve been following the Chevy Volt for a year or so now, and have been planning to buy one since February 2011. The Volt is a plug-in electric car, with a gas engine that kicks in when the … more