Every Chevy Volt is Road-Tested Before Delivery


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Don't Worry If There's a Few Miles on the Odometer

The first Volts are being delivered in California, Connecticut (Tri-State Metro Area), Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington, D.C., and new Volt owners might notice that their new PHEV isn't quite a road virgin. This is because of what GM calls the "Volt In-Field Quality Assessment Program". If you remove the bureaucratic name, all this means is that a GM technician will take each Volt for a spin, engaging both the all-electric mode and extended range mode that uses the gasoline engine. After that they check the "fit and finish, GPS functions, accessory operation, and charging on both 120V and 240V power sources," and then they're reading to hand over the keys. Not a bad idea considering that the Volt is still new technology and not exactly cheap (but prices will come down as production volumes for EVs and PHEVs go up).

Via GCC.

See also: Chevy Volt Offically Rated at 93 MPGe in Electric Mode by EPA

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