Kaffee claims he almost never goes out of his way to find a charger away from home. His Volt stays plugged in at home when it’s parked in the garage, but he rarely plugs in elsewhere. He does almost all of his daily driving within the Volt’s range, which he estimates at 40 miles in the warmer months and 35 miles in the colder part of the year.
The one thing that surprised Kaffee about the Volt is its lack of problems. He assumed a car that ran on relatively new technology would require trips to the dealership often, but instead, the Volt has been nearly maintenance free.
As electric car charging infrastructure is further developed across the country, more and more drivers are sure to choose plug-In vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt. The current Chevrolet Volt can be had for only $31,645 after a total $7,500 in federal tax credit. The EPA estimates the Volt’s range at 38 miles on a full charge, and a total driving range with a full tank of gas at 380 miles. Chevy also stands behind the Voltec electric system and battery with an 8-year 100,000 mile limited warranty.
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