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Just wanted to say Hi and a little introduction.
I am seriously thinking about buying a Volt. (serious enough to register :) )

I live in the Netherlands (amsterdam, europe).
I am an electrical engineer and my occupation is Car Tuning/Diagnostics-Specialist. (petrol/diesel.. no hybrid yet :) )

See you soon!
 

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After spending some time reading on this site, if you do go visit a dealer for a test drive you will find that you know more about the car than the sales person does!

I am also an electrical engineer (retired). My salesman said a lot of their Volt buyers were engineers. What initially attracted me was the overall system design of the Volt. I read an article in some engineering design magazine a few years before the Volt was on the market and thought the way it worked made so much sense.
 

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The early adopters of the Internet were engineers. They tend to be early adopters of new tech.

The Volt is an interesting vehicle with an interesting back story. I have never owned a vehicle with so many options, settings, and interesting things some of which I am still learning about. It intimidates the wife a bit because I am futzing with stuff all the time and it makes the vehicle seem complicated to her, but I tell her, forget all that, just put it in drive and go like any other car. She really likes the car too (especially the ride, how it handles and drives), which is a big win for me.

My brother (an engineer) works with an ex-GM engineer who was peripherally part of the Volt project. When my brother heard the back story on the vehicle he was very impressed with it, especially the engineering effort, and he decided to purchase one too.

OK, perhaps I might be an engineer too, and a bit biased. But I have learned a lot about the Volt, and some other EV's by reading this forum. It has been a great resource.
 

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i am not surprised (electrical) engineers are interested in the Volt....
actually i am more interested in the technical aspect rather than the car's characteristics ;)

i m still yo-yo-ing between the Volt and the Ampera (allthough they'r technically the same...)

great site!
 

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The early adopters of the Internet were engineers. They tend to be early adopters of new tech.

()My brother (an engineer) works with an ex-GM engineer who was peripherally part of the Volt project. When my brother heard the back story on the vehicle he was very impressed with it, especially the engineering effort, and he decided to purchase one too.()

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I am curious about this back-story.... is it the quality of materials, programming, technology etc ..?
 

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Since I am once removed from the source, I have only heard a small part of the story second hand. My decision to drive a Volt was made independent of the specifics on the back story as I saw the Volt as a way to commute on almost 100% electric, and still have the ability to get to the more remote areas using petrol. I should arrange to have lunch with them some time and hear more of it first hand.
 

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Since I am once removed from the source, I have only heard a small part of the story second hand. My decision to drive a Volt was made independent of the specifics on the back story as I saw the Volt as a way to commute on almost 100% electric, and still have the ability to get to the more remote areas using petrol. I should arrange to have lunch with them some time and hear more of it first hand.
keep us posted!!
 
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