It started at 7:00 am, after the misses left to drop off our daughter at school and would then return home. I normally would be getting ready for work during this time, but instead was picking out my nice outfit to wear for the day. When I left the house at 9:00 am, the Chevy Volt which had been plugged into an outlet the night before, was fully charged and ready to go. I unplugged the car and headed off. Now since my plans didn’t call for me picking her up until around 11:30 am, I had some time to kill. So I drove on all electric power to an empty truck route where I was able to take some pictures and videos of the Chevy Volt. After I finished this around 9:45 am, I connected my phone to the car via Bluetooth, and voice dialed my father. Figured with some time to kill, I could show him the Volt and get his impressions. He clearly like the car, but both he and I agree, this is a suburban family automobile. If you live in the urban city you’ll mainly be using this vehicle on gas.
I wrapped up with my father around 10:00am and still had an hour and half to kill, so I head back to my home area listening to music which sounded beautifully on the premium BOSE speakers. When I arrived in my home area, I positioned the car just out of view but where I could see her leave. Since the Chevy Volt had a DVD player, I popped in a DVD and killed the time watching a movie while I waited.
The clock hit 11:30 am and it was time. I switched off the movie, and plugged in the 3.5mm cable from my phone into the AUX IN input on the Volt, and launched Spotify. I proceeded to roll down all the windows and play Usher – “There Goes My Baby”…
(…Wait let me back up a little bit, the kicker here is that the misses thought she was coming down to my job to have lunch with me, so she was leaving at 11:30am to be downtown Manhattan by 12:30am. So when she was leaving the house, it wasn’t to have me pick her up, but to head to the bus stop on her way downtown…)
I proceeded to roll the car towards her, she of course would not hear me pull up, as with the all electric motor, there was no engine noise so it was a quiet ride. As I slowly passed her, I shouted out “Hey do you need a lift?“. Her not knowing it was me at first, waved me off and said no thank you as she kept walking. Then she looked. I got out of the car, greeted her with a kiss, and then open the car door for her. She was presented with a dozen pretty pink roses, and she then took her seat in a nice leather pre-heated seat which the Chevy Volt has as well. Since it was sort of chilly, this was a added bonus. As we buckled up our seat belts (safety first), I opened the glove compartment and handed her a card and her gift.
As she was pleased with the card and her gift, we drove in enjoyed a day or activities that took us from the Bronx, to New Rochelle, to the Bronx again, and then Manhattan. It was a great day, and much success do to the coolness of the Chevy Volt!