84-year-old buys Chevrolet Volt - Click above to watch video after the jump

James Brazell spent 40 years of his life working for Texaco before retiring as the coordinator of the oil company's worldwide exploration and production activities. Now, the 84-year-old, Asheville, NC resident drives a Crystal Red 2011 Chevrolet Volt.

Back in 2008, some two-plus years before the Volt's launch, Brazell placed a deposit for Chevy's plug-in vehicle. When he later learned that the Washington D.C. area would be one of the initial launch markets, Brazell decided to purchase a Volt from Lindsay Chevrolet in Woodbridge, VA.

What motivated Brazell to purchase a Volt? Well, aside from feeling compelled to reduce his dependence on oil (slighty ironic, no?), the 84-year-old retiree seemed most intrigued by the Volt's range, stating:
About 90 percent of my driving is less than 40 miles a day, so I expect to use very little gas. But the extended range of the gas engine is there if I want to take a drive to New York to visit my grandchildren.
After a 500-mile trip from the Virginia dealership to his home in Asheville, Brazell remarked:
The Volt is fabulous, and absolutely exceeds my expectations. I was especially impressed with the transition from electric to extended range. It was completely seamless. We were watching for it, but got to talking and completely missed the changeover.
Hop the jump to watch Brazell take delivery of his Crystal Red Volt.

[Source: GM FastLane]

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