This is one of the reasons why my job doesn’t suck. Last week, after a mind
draining blowing policy forum on EVs in San Diego, my cohorts and I decided to lighten our mood and pull together an impromptu block party for San Diego-area Volt owners. With little notice we had eight 2011 and 2012 Chevy Volts and about 20 people show up to the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park. We had music, a food truck, and even a cartoonist on site to draw renderings of owners with their Volt.
As always, when two or more Volt owners are gathered stories (tales?) from the road ensue. One guy got pulled over by a cop just so he could check out his Volt. Another has put gas in the tank just once after a full year of driving. And one dude claims a 62 mile trip on one charge. But the best part is seeing the mods some owners have done to their Volt – vanity plates, lightning bolts and diagnostic equipment that can tell you every single function that every single component of the Volt is doing at any given time. The stuff these people think of!We’ve said this before, but the enthusiasm of Volt owners is our number one asset. It’s fun to be around them. We’ll be in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area next. In the meantime, check out our video clip from last Thursday’s event!