Video: Jay Leno receives his Chevrolet Volt

A few days ago Chevrolet announced that the first 350 Volts would be delivered to customers in California, Texas, Washington D.C., and New York. We should have guessed that one of those vehicles would land in the hands of fellow car enthusiast, Jay Leno. The guy has everything anyway, why not a new Volt?

Being an automotive connoisseur, Leno’s first act as a Volt owner was to compare the vehicle with the electric models on the market. He may not feature vehicles like the Volt very often in his Garage , but he insists that this car will be his daily driver. He also says that “electricity is like sex, people lie about it” and that the Volt has "electricity when you need it and gas when you really want it."

The Chevrolet Volt is designed to drive up to 40 miles on electricity without using gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions. When the Volt’s lithium-ion battery runs low, an engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the total driving range to more than 300 miles before refueling or stopping to recharge the battery. The downside at the gas pump is that the Volt has to be filled with premium gas, but at least you won’t be visiting the gas station as often.


11 comments:

Yeah, I hate that dude for he is lucky for having the limited edition Chevy Volt. The production of this car is so impressive!

oh! I feel envy that Jay Leno has the capability to buy any high price tag vehicle. I would say that the Volt is as impressive as the Nissan Leaf.

If you have watched the Jay Leno’s garage episode. You will definitely know what he likes. He has a lot on his collection both car and bikes. This dude really likes technology.

Diesels are perfect for the American driver. Loads of torque and economical everywhere, not just in city driving. They just don’t know it.

Small wonder why European manufacturers now are jumping on the electric car and hybrid bandwagon.

At least Leno is “informed” about the Volt, where Letterman is just “clueless”.Meanwhile, I am still waiting for our first Volt to arrive. I am hearing that other dealers in the area have received at least 1. Now that the rainstorm of the decade has started up, I expect the hauler to pull up right in the middle of this downpour. Just my luck. But right after Xmas it will be non-stop test drives and demonstrations! Hopefully.

I guess, having a 84 car is not yet enough for him. Haha. Jay is the man!lol

he’s still a little ignorant with statements like ’electric will get you half way there, gas will get you all the way’ but it’s roughly speaking correct. REEV is a good concept. the Volt is not a good implementation but in Leno’s budget that’s not important.

It is obvious he has something against EV vehicles such as the new Nissan Leaf in the way he says that you can just jump in the new Volt and go anywhere versus the pure electric cars will only take you half way.

Jay is exactly right. How many Prius owners wouldn’t use an ounce of gasoline on their daily commute with a system like the Volt’s? Most. The Volt is a great idea. Here’s to much success for the Volt in 2011.

"You can drive around all day in LA on Electric" Really? At what speed will that be possible. Something tells me all day at 30 MPH will not be on all electric unless it’s on a trailer.

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