The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car qualifies for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, effectively reducing the net base price from $41,000 to $33,500. Some states offer additional purchase incentives that can be combined with the federal credit. Other electric vehicle-related perks that vary by city or state include single-occupant access to carpool lanes, free metered parking and significantly reduced vehicle registration fees. Home charging stations, which cut charging times in half compared to standard wall outlets, are also eligible for attractive incentives. You can find more incentive information at fueleconomy.gov and pluginamerica.com.
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If you're worried a pure electric car won't be able to satisfy your distance requirements before needing to be recharged, the 2013 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric sedan is the answer: I
Buying a 2013 Chevy Volt is an expensive proposition, even with the federal and state tax breaks. If you just want long range, good fuel economy and low emissions, a VW Golf TDI or Toyota Prius is che
The 2013 Chevy Volt's electric motor delivers a big dose of torque right from the get-go, letting the car sprint away quickly from a standing start. The absence of engine noise is a bit disconcerting at first, and when it does kick in, the way the engine's revs don't track road speed can seem odd, but you'll soon get used to the quirks. We can't call the Volt's driving dynamics "spirited," but the Cruz-based platform works well. The electric power steering is quite well-weighted and responsive, though the regen
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By Corvette traded in (AZ) on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 600overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Smooth Riding, good pickup and handling, confort."
Cons: "None at this time."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I traded in a C6 Corvette on a 2013 Volt, yes a big change you may think, but I am impressed with all areas of the car. The pickup, comfort, handling is all great. I do not have a long work commute so a charge of 38 miles is plenty for the daily driving I do but even if I go over that the MPG is excellent using gas. I am very impressed also with the internet sites found with info on this car and statistics on the MyVolt site following my usages. The technology and engineering considerations that went into this car is still surprising me."
By kt (AZ) on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Performance; not buying gas"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Handles very well. Fun to drive. Sufficient pick up. Storage is great for its size. I buy gas once a quarter! Charges in 4 hours with 240 volt charger which I had installed in my garage. My last car was a Tahoe, which I loved, but I do not need that much storage now. The Volt handles so well that I feel like I am driving a performance sports car. The car was very expensive. I usually do not buy upgraded features like leather seats and navigation systems but there were no other options. I appreciate the decreased environmental impact. Further I like NOT supporting regions of the globe that tend to dislike Americans."
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