Wednesday, January 13, 2016

4 Year Chevy Volt Cost of Operation Report : FINAL

On January 7, 2012, I had the privilege of being one of the first electric vehicle owners in the state of North Carolina when I purchased a fully loaded Chevy Volt.  On January 7, 2016, 4 years exactly from its purchase, I traded my beloved Volt for a new BMW i3.  So this marks the final cost of operation report for my car, one of the most traveled Volts on the planet in regards to electric miles driven.  When I traded the Volt, I was filled with a lot of mixed emotions.  The car had never failed me.  It delivered more than advertised.  It was the best car I have ever owned, and likely will ever own.  It felt like I was letting it down by trading it in.  But I also realized, being a first generation car, that the Volt acted as a bridge towards electrification.  It wasn't the destination, but a stop on the way.  And while I am likely going to be back in a General Motors product in the not too distant future, there was nothing they were going to provide me inside of the next 2 years (in North Carolina) that would prevent me from trying something else.  So I decided to take my first ever lease, a 2 year lease, on a BMW i3 with a range extender.  More on that in the next post.

For now, here is the last Operation Report for my 2012 Chevy Volt.  I attempted to be as accurate as I could with the 4 year rolling price of gasoline.  May my Chevy Volt go own to provide many more electric miles for its next owner!


  1. Nice Job, we appreciate your taking the time to post.
    2013 Volt Owner

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