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Published on December 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Chevy Volt Gets Highest Satisfaction Rating in Consumer Reports

December 8th, 2011 by  


The Chevy Volt has been having a bit of a rough time lately, but the news you probably haven’t heard is that the Chevy Volt got the highest consumer satisfaction rating in Consumer Reports’ annual ownership survey. 93% of Volt owners said they would buy the vehicle again.

The Porsche 911 and Dodge Challenger tied for second with a score or 91%.

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Some notes of caution, however:

  1. due to the Volt not being out for long, Consumer Reports was only able to survey a small number of Volt owners;
  2. and it “cautioned that early adopters of new technology tend to be more enthusiastic (although the same qualification is true for sports car aficionados), and that other new eco cars, such as the Smart ForTwo, debuted on the market with rave reviews from owners, only to see customer satisfaction scores fall once the honeymoon period was over,” Liane Yvkoff of CNET notes.

While there is the fire issue, GM’s response has been pretty savvy — offering vehicles on loan to current owner — but only 33 owners have even opted for that, and there are no reports so far of any such issues with bought vehicles.

h/t CNETChevy Volt image via suzi54241 

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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