Chevy Volt in Rochester

There are 18 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester story from Feb 5, 2011, titled Chevy Volt in Rochester. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester reports that:

On Friday, an East Rochester dealership got the very first Chevy Volt in our area.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WHEC-TV Rochester.

“Semper Fidelis”

Since: Feb 11

TimBucToo, OH

#1 Feb 5, 2011
The general manager at the dealership says Chevy will manufacture approximately 4,000 Volts this year, and they're expecting that number to triple next year.
I doubt that average people are going to spend $41,000.00 on a car that only lets them drive it 40 miles a day and then has to be charged up for 10 hours afterwards!! It all sounds good on paper but IF it was going to hurt the Oil companies, they would have boughty the patents on all them electric cars years ago and we'd still be stuck relying on foreign crude oil as much as we are now!

That ethanol crap is ONLY 3 cents cheaper and if you use it in your 5 year old car the check engine light comes on and then you have to fill it with supere premium to get the thing back to noirmal again and SP is more expensive than 3 cents more a gallon, so you saved nothing at all..

“Blessed Be”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#2 Feb 6, 2011
You're absolutely correct!
If I'm going to spend $40,000.00 on a car, I better not have to remember to plug it in at night!
No thank you.

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#3 Feb 6, 2011
You guys are thinking of the Nissan Leaf. It's the electric only car that strands you when the battery dies.

The Chevy Volt has a gas engine that starts to charge the battery as it gets low. And if you're too lazy to plug it in when you get home the engine will just kick in the next day to keep you going. Of course if you do plug it in at home, then you burn way less gas the next day. Come on, how hard would it be to plug the damn thing in?

“Semper Fidelis”

Since: Feb 11

TimBucToo, OH

#4 Feb 6, 2011
glasspilot wrote:
You guys are thinking of the Nissan Leaf. It's the electric only car that strands you when the battery dies.
The Chevy Volt has a gas engine that starts to charge the battery as it gets low. And if you're too lazy to plug it in when you get home the engine will just kick in the next day to keep you going. Of course if you do plug it in at home, then you burn way less gas the next day. Come on, how hard would it be to plug the damn thing in?
I read the article that YOU didn't read cause it didn't say anything about a "Leaf" at all. Why don't you become more informed about what is being said in the accompanying article before popping off and making yourself look SO IGNORANT?? It didn't say anything about any dumbassed MOPAR anything..

“Semper Fidelis”

Since: Feb 11

TimBucToo, OH

#5 Feb 6, 2011
Yeah, MOPAR owns Nissan now and they still make CRAP!

“Blessed Be”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#6 Feb 6, 2011
glasspilot wrote:
Come on, how hard would it be to plug the damn thing in?
For $20,000.00 I might consider plugging it in every night, but for 40k, no way. It better be able to 'plug me in' for 40k.
Getreal482

Rochester, NY

#7 Feb 6, 2011
To Glasspilot and Lonewolf you are both uninformed. The chevy volt doesn't have a gas engine but does contain a gas generator that can power the electric motor should the battery die. So yes you can drive the car just fine on gasoline if the battery dies. These boards seem to be filled with unknowledgeable comments and just ranting banter hope most people don't base life decisions based on comments here.
Old Firecrotch Barnfart

Rochester, NY

#8 Feb 6, 2011
It's good this is in the news, if he is going to get a $7,500 tax credit from the government, that would make it welfare handouts to the rich whites in the burbs, and I think we black city folk should be able to know what we paid for for this white burb guy.
Old Firecrotch Barnfart

Rochester, NY

#9 Feb 6, 2011
Ohh, and Your Welcome Mr. Ben Short, enjoy.
Urine Idiot

United States

#10 Feb 6, 2011
lonewolfcrusier wrote:
Yeah, MOPAR owns Nissan now and they still make CRAP!
Hey "Crusier", wtf does that mean? You love Tom Cruise? Hahaha. You illiterate fool. MORON.
getreal1482

AOL

#11 Feb 6, 2011
Getreal482 wrote:
To Glasspilot and Lonewolf you are both uninformed. The chevy volt doesn't have a gas engine but does contain a gas generator that can power the electric motor should the battery die. So yes you can drive the car just fine on gasoline if the battery dies. These boards seem to be filled with unknowledgeable comments and just ranting banter hope most people don't base life decisions based on comments here.
I agree and the same goes for your unknowledgeable posted comments too!!
Where did Lonewolf say that the volt had a gas engine in it?? I think maybe you should read closer before you open your big yap and give out the wrong information. That ethanol he wrote about was in a seperate paragraph which didn't have anything to do with the Volt at all!
I think he might accept your apology tho..
slammer

Rochester, NY

#12 Feb 6, 2011
I base my life decisions based on comments I see here, whats wrong with that??.

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#13 Feb 7, 2011
lonewolfcrusier wrote:
<quoted text>
I read the article that YOU didn't read cause it didn't say anything about a "Leaf" at all. Why don't you become more informed about what is being said in the accompanying article before popping off and making yourself look SO IGNORANT?? It didn't say anything about any dumbassed MOPAR anything..
Boy, where do I start?! I didn't say the article said anything about the Leaf. I brought it up because your statement in your 1st post:

"I doubt that average people are going to spend $41,000.00 on a car that only lets them drive it 40 miles a day and then has to be charged up for 10 hours afterwards!!"

made it sound like you thought the car dies after 40 miles and that is not true! I mentioned the Leaf because IT DOES strand you after the batteries run low; it is only electric.

And where did this Mopar thing come from?

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#14 Feb 7, 2011
lonewolfcrusier wrote:
Yeah, MOPAR owns Nissan now and they still make CRAP!
WTF???? Now I know you're nuts!
Lonewolfcruiser

Rochester, NY

#15 Feb 7, 2011
He got $7,500 in welfare hand outs, and I bet he could be seen in Wegmans after buying steaks, shimps, and soda pop.

They should make a law that if you get $7,500 of goverment money for buying a Volt that you are not allowed to buy Soda for 2 years.

Since: Apr 09

Kitty Hawk, NC

#16 Feb 7, 2011
Getreal482 wrote:
To Glasspilot and Lonewolf you are both uninformed. The chevy volt doesn't have a gas engine but does contain a gas generator that can power the electric motor should the battery die. So yes you can drive the car just fine on gasoline if the battery dies. These boards seem to be filled with unknowledgeable comments and just ranting banter hope most people don't base life decisions based on comments here.
And now I get to correct you. You might have read "gas generator" somewhere but that is just marketing BS from Chevy. The Volt has a 4 cylinder gas engine that is connected to a generator that starts up when the batteries get low. The engine is not connected mechanically to the drive train (like the Prius), it is only connected to the generator that charges the batteries.
Old Firecrotch Barnfart

Rochester, NY

#17 Feb 7, 2011
Lonewolfcruiser wrote:
He got $7,500 in welfare hand outs, and I bet he could be seen in Wegmans after buying steaks, shimps, and soda pop.
They should make a law that if you get $7,500 of goverment money for buying a Volt that you are not allowed to buy Soda for 2 years.
Great Post, you are right on target.

Since: Sep 08

Rochester, NY

#18 Feb 7, 2011
glasspilot wrote:
<quoted text>
And now I get to correct you. You might have read "gas generator" somewhere but that is just marketing BS from Chevy. The Volt has a 4 cylinder gas engine that is connected to a generator that starts up when the batteries get low. The engine is not connected mechanically to the drive train (like the Prius), it is only connected to the generator that charges the batteries.
You are right that the engine isn't mechanically connected to the drive train,but,and this is a big but, it is the 4 clyinder engine that runs the generator which runs the electric motors which drives the wheels(4 wheel drive),so if it wasn't for the gas engine the Volt would have only a range of 40 miles per the GM website.When the gas engine is engaged it has a range of 345(+40 batteries) miles.Either way you look at it the Volt stills has to have an gasoline engine.It really doesn't make much of a big differance if the gas engine is "hooked"up by a driveshaft or by electrical cables.GM says that there is a 10 gallion fuel tank,= 345miles range,10 gal.fuel=34mpg.+ 40 miles on the batteries.

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