• Sep 19th 2010 at 1:09PM
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Anticipating that Chevrolet Volt owners will be eager to band together and converse with others about the joys of ownership, General Motors has launched MyVolt.com, a website created to showcase the features of the company's upcoming plug-in vehicle. Right now, the site's functionality is quite limited, but that should change as Volts reach homes across America soon.

GM designed the site to offer Volt owners an area to ramble on about the benefits of owning a plug-in vehicle, but that's not the sole purpose of the site. MyVolt.com will allow Volt owners to sync with their vehicle via the Internet and check in on its vitals. Functionality will include a battery level indicator, a current electric range display and even a total range indicator. Volt owners will be able to track real-time efficiency data for the current week, the past 30 days and even over the lifetime of the vehicle. There's a door lock/unlock icon, remote start features and much more. MyVolt.com looks intuitive and could prove to be beneficial for future Volt owners, but before we can judge the site, we've got to get those production Volts out on the streets.

[Source: MyVolt.com, Green Car Advisor]

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      • 8 Months Ago
      So someone guesses your password and they can remotely unlock your car and start and stop it?

      I think greater connectivity has great benefits, but I hope they have considered the security implications. Just as long as they are mindful of them it should be OK.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Forgot to post below,,We are Proud owners of the 2012 Volt, Number 801 :-)). What number is yours? Very far and few inbetween in this area of the country, NC. Maybe the cost is one of the reasons, but as for us we are very pleased with the service. We purchased 2/29 and as of 3/14, bought no gas,,,hope to keep it that way for a very long time, hahaha. Happy Volting Everyone!
      • 8 Months Ago
      I also got the cover for the Volt included in my package, but on the 2012 version it was $350, I never plan on using it and would love to get a refund. Any idea where I would go to get it? As far as the Volt goes, Absolutely Love it, feel of a sports car, smooth ride, love passing by the gas stations and get more milage on the battery every time than it says, such a great feeling. always like to see how much farther I can go on the battery than it says. Best investiment in a long time for me.Happy in my Volt in NC.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Through the development and launch of the Chevrolet Volt, GM has created an entirely new business model for new product introduction by major automakers. Much of it may have been lifted from Tesla Motors, but GM has now gone above and beyond them.
        • 8 Months Ago
        Halo-maximization strategy. Never before has a money-losing, low volume halo car been leveraged to such an extent to promote a corporate brand. The first cars will be delivered to customers almost 4 years after the first appearance of the concept in corporate TV ads. There have been many cars over the years that largely serve a brand-marketing purpose, but the attention to this car in corporate marketing and PR hype is unheard of.
      • 8 Months Ago
      They should take some of the current Volts, get them set up with the site, and allow the public to see all the data. (Mileage, efficiency, etc.)

      That would be awesome . . . we would all get to see exactly what the car can do.

      Of course, that will never happen.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Great! Anything to educate our people on the pluses of saving oil. The Volt is a start.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Hello. This is my first posting, as I've had my Volt only 2 weeks. I LOVE the car, but HATE the custom car cover I paid over $200 for! Buyers, beware...this cover has already put serious deep scratches on a portion of the hood after only 2 USES! This cover fits TOO SNUGLY and has to be pulled and stretched over the sides in order to get it to fit, as it has an elastic band all the way around the bottom which makes it really difficult to work with. Whoever designed this cover should have been fired, and any VOLT owners experiencing paint damage, especially after only a few uses, should demand their money back, along with a request that GM at least partially reimburse VOLT owners for the the body-shop bill to have the damaged section(s) buffed out or repainted. I have already alerted a VOLT adviser to this problem - - - will be interesting to see what kind of response I get, if any. I'm devastated over this. Very disappointing! Sincerely, Gerald (from Ohio)
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