Well it’s finally happening, the new 2011 Chevrolet Volt has finally started shipping out to dealers from the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan. We recently drove the Volt from New York City to Detroit, MI and came away very impressed. GM expects to ship around 160 vehicles this week alone, with customers in California, Texas, New York and Washington D.C. receiving the first shipments. Tony DiSalle, Volt marketing director stated,
“We have redefined automotive transportation with the Volt, and soon the first customers will be able to experience gas-free commuting with the freedom to take an extended trip whenever or wherever they want.”
Now, I don’t think the Volt has exactly redefined the electric car segment, but it is a wonderful car that will give those looking for great economy and eco-friendly transportation a wonderful alternative to a conventional automobile.