2017 Chevrolet Volt

Posted: 10th April 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Buying a new car is a pretty exciting time, I must say.  Especially when the car you are getting is one you have really wanted for years.  In today’s post I am happy to share with you a few shots I took when taking delivery of our brand-new 2017 Chevrolet Volt from Wheaton GM in Victoria, BC.  As a car guy I’ve been following this car since it was a concept car introduced sometime around 2010-2011 to the public.  It was a revolutionary design and had really interesting potential, and I found it exciting.  Now that a few years have passed Chevrolet has completely redesigned it, improving on features and specifications that really make this car stand out as a “one of a kind” in the car space it lives in.

2017 Chevrolet Volt - Electric Car - Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

2017 Chevrolet Volt – Electric Car – Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

What makes this car unique is it a true electric car.  It is differentiated by all the other electric cars out there in the way that it has an on-board gas engine that acts as a generator for the electric motor for times when the batteries run out.  They refer to this as an “extended range electric car”, and the Volt stands on it’s own as no one else is really doing this.

2017 Chevrolet Volt - Electric Car - Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

2017 Chevrolet Volt – Electric Car – Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

With gas prices increasing once again here on the west coast of Canada, and my daily commute being what it is, the time finally came where it made a lot of financial sense to trade our SUV in and get this great black car.  I also really love the styling, and Chevrolet has done a top-notch job of improving the on-board electronics and safety features to really make this car a joy to drive every day.

2017 Chevrolet Volt - Electric Car - Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

2017 Chevrolet Volt – Electric Car – Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

I had a great experience at Wheaton GM with the entire sales team.  They made me feel very special, and everyone there seemed to enjoy my crazy enthusiasm as we went through the purchase process.  Delivery day was a big day as I really wanted a red or black one, and the folks at Wheaton went out of their way to do a dealer trade for me to get the exact car I wanted.  I couldn’t be happier.  The other thing I really noticed while going through this was how the team was not a “high pressure sales team”, as I find at many other car dealerships these days.  I never felt pressured during the entire process, and I have come away with a great appreciation for the folks who work there.

2017 Chevrolet Volt - Electric Car - Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

2017 Chevrolet Volt – Electric Car – Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

2017 Chevrolet Volt - Electric Car - Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

2017 Chevrolet Volt – Electric Car – Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

So, without further ado, we’d like to welcome our new Chevrolet Volt to the family and share some shots with you all!  We’ll undoubtedly be taking more pictures of it over the coming months as we have adventures in it, so stay tuned for updates here.

Thanks for joining us today as we share our exciting news with everyone.  As always, we love hearing from all our visitors so please feel free to leave us any comments you may have below!  Happy motoring everyone!!




  1. avatar ehpem says:

    Congratulations on your new ride! The commute is going to be so much cheaper and more stylish too!

    • Thanks so much ehpem! We really appreciate your great comments here today!! We’ve already put over 1,000 kms on it since we picked it up a few days ago, it’s hard to let it sit in the driveway! Many thanks for your kind visit and comments, that means a lot to us!

  2. avatar Lisa Gordon says:

    Congratulations to both of you!
    It surely is a beauty.

  3. avatar Mark Turvey says:

    Sweet guys, that’s actually a damn fine looking car. 🙂
    I’m going to have to pester you for a ride sometime soon

    • Please pester at will, Mark, I know you’re going to love going for a spin in this car for sure!!! 🙂 Thanks for popping by and sharing your comments today!

  4. avatar Teresa & Jim says:

    Nice car! Looked pretty skookum in our driveway 🙂
    So great to see you folks and get caught up a bit!
    Cheers, Teresa and Jim

    • We had a WONDERFUL time visiting with you guys and friends at the dinner party! Can’t wait to do it again soon!!! Thanks for popping by our humble corner of the internet and leaving these terrific comments, we sure do appreciate it!