Smith Chevrolet Cadillac in Turlock has just announced that they have received their second, of the very limited, 2011 Chevrolet Volt car.
The first Volt delivered to Smith Chevrolet Cadillac was presold to Rob and Kristen Santos just after New Year’s.
“There was so much excitement over the Volt before we even had the first one delivered,” said Smith Chevrolet Cadillac co-owner Lee Smith. “After the Santos’ drove their car off the lot, we’ve had a lot of calls asking about when the next one will be delivered and available to test drive or purchase.”
The Turlock dealership’s recently received second Volt will be available for reserved daily test drives beginning on Monday, February 14th, and for about the next 6 months.
“We want people to experience the Volt because we really do believe this car is the future,” said Smith.
Lee Smith and his wife Carlene will be taking the test drive vehicle as their own after 6 months, while the expected third one is presold, and the fourth, and last one until June 2011, will be available to show and test drive at the dealership.
Chevrolet launched the Volt in seven markets, including California, and in limited quantities until around March of 2011. After that Chevrolet intends to distribute to all 50 states in the next 12 to 18 months after the start of initial sales. The auto manufacture expects demand to exceed the limited supply of 10,000 units this year.
The Volt was named “2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year” and “2011 Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal.
There have been electric or green cars previous to the Volt but they have lacked practicality. The Volt runs on electricity, gas and emissions free, for an initial range of 35 miles on a single charge, before a gas generator seamlessly creates electricity for up to an estimated 340 additional miles on a full tank of gas.
For the most part in daily driving, a single charge will get a driver through the day and allow for a daily charge. An average day’s worth of charging may run around $1.50 per day.
The Volt will be fully charged in about 10 hours, depending on climate, with standard household 120-volt line, or as little as 4 hours using a dedicated 240-volt line (similar to what is used for your clothes dryer).