These initial Volt dealers have already taken delivery of more than 550 dedicated Volt demo vehicles, with Chevrolet expecting more than 2,500 U.S. dealers to have at least one such model by the end of 2011.
The Volt is currently available in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and is slated to reach Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii in the third quarter of the year. By the end of 2011, Chevrolet expects to have Volts on the road in all 50 states.
It’s a strategy that is certainly working for Rick Alpern, general manager of Keyes Chevrolet in Van Nuys, Calif., who said: “The Volt is clearly bringing new customers to our dealership. We are seeing customers who own competitive brands that have never visited a Chevy dealership before. Now they have a Chevy on their shopping list because of the Volt.”
In fact, Chevrolet says 90 percent of all Volt buyers who traded in a vehicle while making their purchase are new to the Chevy brand.
For your own demonstration of how the Volt is changing the way people drive today, call your local Chevrolet dealer.