Awesome car and the best Plug In Hybrid Period!
October 5, 2017
Our second Volt after a 2013 Lease finished. The new design starting with the 2016 is hands down the best Plug in Hybrid in the world! Even better than the 1st generation version. Honestly, there should be no Prius cars sold at all, ever since the first Volt rolled off the assembly line in 2010. When I ask a Prius owner, why they bought a Prius, they always answer...Because it gets 50 miles per gallon. I just shake my head, our first Volt had a lifetime MPG of 240 MPG and our new one is still over 200 MPG due to the large amount of trips we went on. Most of the time, we don't even touch the gas in the tank, going a year or more at a time between fill ups. One of our trips, was over 1000 miles and we still got 54 MPG! Another trip had 153 miles of electric on the 53 mile charge, due to the large amount of downhill driving over the 200 mile segment in Yosemite. There just in no real competition yet for the Volt and the room and drive comfort is amazing! We folded the back seats down and brought exercise equipment home from Sears with no problem and countless other trips to Home Depot with no need for a truck. It is also, still the only car in the word that always runs on the electric motors, so the gas engine just generates electricity to run the motors. That way you always get the electric driving experience and makes everything far more simple instead of other companies trying to make complicated merged transmissions with the engine and electric motors. The whole point of driving electric is so you don't have to deal with the sluggishness of the gas engine and transmission!