In all the months we spent waiting, the end of 2010 was the goal. That time has finally come and gone. I and perhaps three hundred or more Americans have taken ownership of their very own extended range electric Chevrolet Volts, fulfilling a dream and a promise of long ago.
2011 is a most critical year. It is the one in which more than 20,000 Chevy Volts and Nissan LEAFs will be built for and delivered to consumers. Electric cars will begin their dramatic voyage to change the path of future generations and begin to fill our public roads. We will see this year how they truly perform and will also see if the larger population will begin to take interest in them.
2010 brought us many answers to questions we had been wondering about since the Volt first was announced January 2007. This included the actual price of the car, whether the engine would ever turn the wheels, and what true range and charge sustaining fuel economy were. We now know all these answers well.
I like to believe GM-Volt.com has a made a difference in all this. That it has helped to spread the message about the car and kindle interest I have no doubt. That GM has listened to our comments and incorporated some into the car I am certain. That we helped push them to develop the car from concept, I believe.
These are great things indeed.
Since I began collecting our website analytics in September 2007, there have been 8,252,345 visits from 3,802,700 visitors who spent an average of 3 minutes and 22 seconds on the site, reading a total of 20,825,609 pages. Considering the US population is 308 million, 1.23% of the US population has been on this website. Exactly 1,244,143 visitors came here in 2010 alone.
The five most popular posts of 2010 were as follows:
- GM: Chevy Volt Price Depends on Cost of Gas and Will be Set in May 2010 (25,011 visitors)
- Official Chevy Volt MSRP and Lease Price Unveiled (21,357)
- Video: Drive Electric Cars (16,687)
- Chevy Volt Exact Launch Date Will be Mid-November 2010, Tens of Thousands in 2011 (14466)
- Zenn/EEStor Update (13,831)
You can still see my homemade video (#3) that never went viral below. As for Zenn and EEStor (#5), another year ends without their world-changing battery.
Have a Happy New Year everyone!
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