New article in USA Today

We have to keep you optimistic about the fuel economy these days; so you will see several informational blogs about the new Chevy Volt. There are many questions as a consumer that you need answered. The realization is that 10 years from now almost all cars will be running off of another source then gas. Technology changes so much that you have to be excited about what is to come. At the end of the year at Jack Maxton Chevrolet will get to see a product that is light years ahead of its time. To get to see the Chevy Volt in action is going to be an astonishing. USA today had a great article about the car that we wanted to share.

“If nothing else, this statistic alone must have General Motors feeling pleased about its decision to make a breakthrough electric vehicle: Almost nine out of 10 customers who come to Chevrolet dealers to see the electric Volt are new to the brand.

As a result, Chevrolet is making a special effort to make sure there are enough Volts as dealerships and demonstration cars. More than 550 are being dispatched already.

The Chevrolet Volt demonstration units are a popular showroom draw for dealers as they let consumers look, touch and drive the electric car with extended-range capabilities. It’s part of the plan to gain exposure for the vehicle and the Chevrolet brand.

Almost nine of 10 customers who traded in a vehicle as part of their purchase are new to the Chevrolet brand. That’s why hundreds of Volts that could be sold to individuals are tagged for dealers as demo vehicles, meant for customer exposure to the Volt and to other Chevy products they might otherwise not see.

“The Volt is clearly bringing new customers to our dealership,” said Rick Alpern, general manager of Keyes Chevrolet inVan Nuys,Calif.”We are seeing customers who own competitive brands that have never visited a Chevy dealership before. Now they have a Chevy on their shopping list because of the Volt.”

Chevrolet dealerships in the initial launch markets of California, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington D.C., have taken delivery of more than 550 dedicated Volt demonstration vehicles for customer test drives. By the end of the year, more than 2,500 U.S.dealers will receive a dedicated Volt demo

Chevy expects to deliver Volts in all 50 states by the end of 2011. Deliveries begin in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Hawaiiin the third quarter.
USA Today

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