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April 2nd, 2012 · 11 Comments

I had to burn .17 gallons of gas today, driving the last 5 miles home from Mom’s house today. I would have made it, barely, but I added 5 miles when I stopped to meet my friend Don for lunch. It was about 35 miles without the lunch detour.

For you Democrats, Obama said he plans to buy a Volt after he retires from being President.
For you Republicans, George H. W. Bush bought one for his son Neal.
For you late night TV afficionados, Jay Leno has been driving his Volt for over a year as his main commute vehicle.

Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Daryl // Apr 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Chevy just announced record sales for the Volt in March. I guess I helped that!

  • 2 Don // Apr 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    How about for us libertarians?

  • 3 Daryl // Apr 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

    You guys would get one just because you’re so reasonable and clear minded!

  • 4 Don // Apr 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Yes… Yes we are. 😀

  • 5 Daryl // Apr 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Darn it, I burned another .15 gallons of gas today. At this rate I may have to buy a full tank of 9 gallons in a couple of months!

  • 6 Donna // Apr 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    When I told Mom about your car, she was worried that you wouldn’t make it over to her house on one charge and she mentioned that you should probably leave early in the morning. I had quite a time explaining to her that you have the gas option for backup that is still cheaper than any car the rest of us own.

  • 7 Daryl // Apr 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Her computer was down over the weekend, so she didn’t get to read my blog that explained how it works.

    I have run into that elsewhere; there’s a lot of confusion about the Volt.

  • 8 Daryl // Apr 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Fox TV calls the Volt the “iPhone of the American car industry”, and asks, “Can the Chevy Volt help win the War on Terror?”

    OK, maybe one of their guests said these things, but the host agreed with him.

  • 9 Don // Apr 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Let me know when there’s an electric motorcycle. As great as the Volt is it still won’t solve my #1 problem in LA.

  • 10 Daryl // Apr 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Well, they do make electric rechargeable bicycles, which by definition would be a “motorcycle”, but that’s probably not what you meant.

  • 11 Don // Apr 6, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Yes, I need something I can take on the freeway.