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    Default Countdown to 400,000 miles!

    Erick Belmer's "Sparkie" is nearing 400,000 miles. At the current rate, he will reach this major milestone in 4-5 months. Mary Barra and Chevy marketing should turn this into a media event, and award Erik, who is a GM employee, a new 2017 upon reaching 400,000 miles. This would make a great commercial, and do more for advertising the electric vehicle division to new buyers than anything which has been done to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Oil View Post
    Erick Belmer's "Sparkie" is nearing 400,000 miles. At the current rate, he will reach this major milestone in 4-5 months. Mary Barra and Chevy marketing should turn this into a media event, and award Erik, who is a GM employee, a new 2017 upon reaching 400,000 miles. This would make a great commercial, and do more for advertising the electric vehicle division to new buyers than anything which has been done to date.
    Could award him a MY18 which is projected to be available in 4-5 months...However, 400K is somewhat an odd duck of a milestone, 500K is a far more powerful number...I'd rather see GM offer to cover any repairs to get to 500K then offer him a new ride once 500K is reached...
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    Why wait at 500k miles. How about 1M miles? Man, that is dedication to your job to drive that far day in and day out. My 65 mile round trip commute is about all I can handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by llninja View Post
    Why wait at 500k miles. How about 1M miles? Man, that is dedication to your job to drive that far day in and day out. My 65 mile round trip commute is about all I can handle.
    Seriously! I have an 80 mile/day round trip and if it weren't for the sheer beauty of the Shenandoah Valley I'd have gone googly a while back <grin>
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    400,000 is a great achievement in this time period but 500,000 will be much more notable and at a time when most other car companies are coming out with new plugins and hopefully doing some advertising.
    Chevrolet can say this is just one of the plugins we offer .

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    I would rather he keeps driving his volt so we can see how far he can go, sure make a commercial when he hits 500,000 but don't let him stop there.

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    Perhaps periodic update commercials. Keep the momentum going rather than a one time event. Kinda like the Progressive or Geico commercials. A spokesman who's not just an owner but employee.

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    If anyone needs a self driving car, it's Erick :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnVikes View Post
    If anyone needs a self driving car, it's Erick :-)
    +1 at least on par with Tesla AP1 functionality.
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    Some irony is this a brilliant marketing opportunity for another automaker to offer him a free new PHEV/EV if he gives up his Volt...
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