Chevy Volt - Less Than 2 Cents Per Mile!
October 13 2013
was all over the GM's centennial celebration and the unveiling of the New Chevy Volt due out sometime in 2010 (they/we hope). I also learned that the Volt will have a top speed of 100 mph, which, let's face it, will really suck when you're traveling through Montana and the big rigs are blowing past you at 120 mph making you look foolish. I once had a GMC Jimmy that was brand new and electronically limited at 90 mph. I called the dealer screaming obscenities as semi after semi blew past me like I was standing still. Things are different now, however, and nobody should need to travel faster than a Randy Johnson (in his prime) fastball. The Volt will also be able to run off its electric motor for the first 40 miles, which means you could conceivably go months without ever having to get gas if you're simply commuting to work each day. GM says:
The car will cost "less than purchasing a cup of your favorite coffee" to recharge, and use less electricity annually than a refrigerator. The Volt should cost less than 2 cents per mile to drive on electricity, GM said, compared to 12 cents a mile on gasoline at a price of $3.60 a gallon.
We've been all over the car news lately, and though we specialize in gifts for men
, we can't help but be drawn to any new news that incorporates four wheels and a motor. We are guys after all.