12-05-2010, 01:11 AM
Those of you that made it to the Second West Coast Volt CAB Meet Up already saw this, but I put a partial wrap on my Volt. I was tired of it blending into the Los Angeles traffic. I got a *few* shoutouts and thumbs up at lights, but too many people didn't know that they were looking at VERY different car.
This should let them know.
It was designed and printed by Original Wraps, the company that will be doing the wraps seen at the SEMA show. It was applied in Long Beach this morning by Spin Graphics. The first is the design image, the second is during installation. I haven't taken a photo of it in the completed form yet, but I bet someone has one from the Meet Up. I've gotten a bunch of people leaning out windows for a snap, six thumbs up at lights, and three people trying to shout conversations ("Hey! How is it?"). THAT'S what we were talking about at the Detroit dinner the first night.
12-05-2010, 03:03 AM
Cool. I was driving my house in Corvallis Oregon and someone had a BMW (5 series I think?) that said "electric" on it. I didn't see a plug but I only saw the back and right side. I love seeing the electric decals.
Nice work Colin. You did what GM for whatever reason wasn't able to for the CAB group. Kudos, its really nice too. How did GM feel about it?
12-05-2010, 10:55 AM
How did GM feel about it?
I haven't heard from them. I don't think they will be thrilled, but there are some severe disadvantages to being a monolithic, huge company, and one of them is the loss of being nimble. GM should have delivered the cars to the CAB members wrapped. It would have been really easy to do, it would have taken the efforts of a single (or perhaps two) employees a few days of back and forth and they would have had a cool graphic to use. But it is a decision that has to go up and down a chain of command, which is a process that kills any true vision.
The lack of a CAB wrap is not a big loss, and you see how easy it is to correct. But I fear that there are similar issues, almost all to do with marketing, that are caused by the same systemic problems.
If Nissan had a Leaf CAB I can promise the cars would have arrived with some sort of cool wrap, like those that were on the Leaf tour.
02-02-2011, 09:49 AM
I have some pictures of a new wrap my brother put on his Volt. Is there any other way to post them here without a link?
I will have them on my web-site soon, but it would be easier if I can just paste them here.
02-02-2011, 11:13 AM
Is there any other way to post them here without a link?
Go to advanced mode. One of the options buttons is "Picture". It'll allow you to select pictures from your disk to upload.
02-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Thanks for the info:
Here is a link: http://www.myperfectautomobile.com/plug-prius-chevy-volt-spotted-wild/
02-09-2011, 09:58 AM
I love it. How do we purchase them?
02-09-2011, 10:27 AM
I just added some more pics at the same link.
This is my brother's car. I will have him post instructions where you can get this wrap.
It may be a few days as he travels a lot.
02-09-2011, 08:34 PM
I found the company http://www.chevroletgraphics.com
02-25-2011, 11:11 AM
The company that did the wrap is the following:
03-23-2011, 12:00 PM
I have a new concept for a wrap.
The Volt looks too much like a regular car, while it isn't. The purpose of this wrap is to attract attention and so promote this awesome new technology!
Check out the new wrap here:
Very cool wrap concept. I guess that is a better route than going with the big hairy naked man driving.
Paul (Cari's husband)