NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and horror writer Stephen King are among a host of celebrities who get an allowance from the first to own the Chevrolet Volt hybrid.
King, who winters in Florida, the Volt bought in April as a birthday gift for his wife, author Tabitha King. But the best-selling author enjoy driving it so much, he wishes he bought it for himself, King told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. “I just love it because every time you do it, it’s like saying to the oil cartel,” Here, stick it in your eye, “King told the Herald-Tribune. “It’s like a license to steal.”
Both King and Gordon opted for a black version of the Volt, while the TV show host and car nut Jay Leno selected Cyber Gray Metallic. Leno, who pre-order the vehicle, the delivery just before Christmas. His VIN is 12, according to the GM Volt website.
“I think it’s a great car,” Leno told the LA Daily News. “I like his environmental technology and technology is American. I love the fact that the electric and gasoline when you want it (assisted) when you need it.”
Alyssa Milano, who played with Tony Danza in the TV sitcom Who’s the Boss and Charmed on the witch-oriented, ordered the Volt her Hollywood agent husband, David Bugliari as she grabbed an electric Nissan Leaf for themselves.
Baywatch babe Alexandra Paul, who played Lt. Stephanie Holden, Volt is also an owner. But she’s no newbie. On its website, the environmental activist says she at least four electric or hybrid vehicles prior to the Volt in your hands.
Even during pre-production, Chevrolet had drawn some criticism from celebrities to the vehicle. The hand-picked 15 green-vehicle advocates for consumers first experienced the Volt every day in real-world conditions in a vehicle and charging three months evaluating the program from the end of October. This exclusive group – like the Chevrolet Volt Customer Advisory Board named – Recorded TV’s Bill Nye the Science Guy and former CIA Director Jim Woolsey.
The Volt retail starts at $ 41,000, including a $ 720 shipping.