First Chevy Volt Arrives in D.C. Area

By Kathy Banks
|  Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 PM EDT
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First Chevy Volt Arrives in D.C. Area

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If you've been waiting anxiously for one, the wait is over.

The first 2011 Chevy Volt hybrid electric vehicle has arrived in the D.C. area.  

Pohanka Chevrolet in Chantilly, Va., took delivery of it Wednesday. 

"We're extremely enthusiastic about the arrival of the Volt," said Joe Wilkins, Chief Operating Officer of the Pohanka Automotive Group. "The response from the local D.C. area consumers has been overwhelming, and to be the first Chevrolet dealership in D.C. and one of the first in the entire nation to actually sell one of these revolutionary vehicles is truly exciting."

A total of 360 Volts were being shipped out this week as part of a limited early sale.  Others are en route to dealers in California, Texas, New Jersey and New York.

The Volt can travel for about 35 miles on electricity before a gasoline engine takes over. General Motors is pinning its financial revival on the car.

If you just want a peek, the Volt will be on display at Pohanka until its new owner takes title on Friday.  

Of course, the price is negotiable, but a guy in New Jersey said he bought one for $42,000, trading in his 2005 Toyota Prius.

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