Alaska Road Trip With the Chevrolet Volt and Olympus E-P3 Camera

Monday July 11th, 2011 at 12:77 PM
Posted by: ponycargirl

Is the Chevrolet Volt a reliable option for a road trip? Yes, absolutely, it’s a fun, drivable car that accelerates and handles well with great , unpretentious styling and comfortable interior, and no range anxiety. Is it right for my lifestyle – urban dweller that only drives occasionally? Perhaps. With the federal $7,500 rebate it falls to around $36,000 – that’s still quite a bit for a car I’d realistically drive mostly on the weekend. Early adopters don’t mind the price tag, and the 2012 model will cost slightly less (but with modified features.)

Would I want one anyway – yes!

Chevy Volt Olympus E-P3 Alaska Trip

Chevrolet is rolling the Volt out slowly and it has only been available in ten states. Production in Detroit has slowed for plant upgrades so availability will be very limited through July, but according to a GM press release, the Volt should be available nationwide by the end of the year. Check for dates and locations near you to test drive the Chevrolet Volt.

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4 Responses to Alaska Road Trip With the Chevrolet Volt and Olympus E-P3 Camera

  1. ponycargirl says:

    I found out today that here in NYC, federal stimulus funding is being used to install public charging stations throughout the city. Pretty exciting!

  2. Derek says:

    The $37 million ChargePoint America program is set to install 4700 charging stations in homes and public areas by October 2011. This was made possible by a $15M grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Transportation Electrification Initiative administered by the Department of Energy.

    I doubt any of those will end up in Seward, Alaska, but expect to see more charging stations appear in regions where EVs are being sold.


  3. michaela says:

    Wow. i don’t know which fascinated me more…the review or the pictures. :)

    It’s about time that the public learns that the Volt isn’t just your urban short-trip vehicle. And it’s time for parking structures and meters to be set up so that we can charge while we work/shop.

  4. Derek says:

    Interested in the new Olympus E-P3 camera? Follow the link to view some beautiful examples of what this micro four-thirds pen camera is capable of:

    Introductory video of the E-P3 camera by Photo-John of Photography review goes over some of the highlights of the camera that replaces the Olympus E-P2:

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