24 May '12, 11pm

The lure of the plug: two-thirds of Chevy Volt buyers trade in non-GM vehicle

Volt Generates First Time Interest in Chevrolet Nearly seven in 10 buyers trade in non-GM vehicle 2012-05-23 DETROIT – The Chevrolet Volt is winning new customers to the brand from the competition with the Toyota Prius topping the list of most traded-in vehicle followed by the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic and BMW 3 Series. "I owned a Prius for six years and loved it. I was one of the first to sign-up for the plug-in (version)," said Steve Glenn of Santa Monica, Calif. "While I was waiting for it to ship, I learned that the Volt would qualify for the HOV stickers, so I did a test drive. I fell in love then. It's faster, better appointed and gets far better gas mileage than the Prius (or the plug-in). I've driven it over 1,000 miles and I've only used five gallons of gas." Access to high-occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as carpool lanes, is a desired commuter perk in traffic...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/24/chevy-volt-buyers-tr...

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