Soon after his first Volt experience, Art says he knew he had to have one. He bought his current Volt in May of 2011 and remarks on how much fun he has answering people’s questions about the technology; namely, how many miles he drives and how often he charges it. His Volt has even reached 48 to 50 electric miles in a single charge – a feat he hopes to beat in the future.
What’s more, Art and his team at Ferndale Electric have installed EV charging stations all over the Metro-Detroit area, including: various General Motors facilities, the City of Mount Clemens and at the campuses of St. John Providence Health System. They’ve also been a leader in renewable energy projects since 2001 by providing engineering, procurement and construction expertise for Southeastern Michigan’s alternative energy market.
Art has spoken with many of his friends, family, colleagues and industry peers about his Volt. Art says many of his friends are seriously considering a Volt for their next vehicle purchase and one of his employees’ parents even went out and bought one after talking with Art about the car. He adds that people are always surprised by the Volt’s quiet ride and instant torque.
*Disclosure: EPA-estimated 38-mile range based on 98 MPGe (electric); 342-mile range based on 35 MPG city/40 highway (gas). Actual range varies with conditions. Volt owners on average, by charging regularly, are driving 900 miles between fill-ups.