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So we were on vacation for a week in the LA area, and I told my kids to count Volts. Where we live we've only seen one other Volt so far in the past several months, but in LA my kids counted over 40 Volt sightings in six days. I guess that's why So Cal is well represented here. It's also pretty clear that in LA you can get your full EV range while driving on the freeway since no matter what time of day it is, you are unlikely to be travelling more than 30 mph :) One interesting thing to note is that despite the popularity of the blue color, we didn't see one of those.
 

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Sound like a fun game. I usually see a couple every day around town and actually try to figure out what year/options they have. Lots of Gen 1's here and a fair number of 11/12's as noted by black roofs/hatch. Always on the lookout for safety pack 1/2 as noted by bumper sensors and windshield cam. There are definitely a lot of Volts through the state but I have to admit that when shopping around, blue was one of the less common colors I found among used Volts. I really wanted my '13 in blue or cyber gray but ended up finding my black one. My observation was of the available cars most where pearl, white, black and red with white coming in pretty high and red being present frequently but definitely the lowest frequency of commonality. The nice thing about LA too is that there are far more chargers available in common areas than there are in my area (2 hours north).
 

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I always enjoy seeing another volt but they are rarer than hens' teeth in New Orleans. I have seen maybe 10 Gen 1s and only 2 Gen 2s. I see as many Teslas as Volts. But I see more of those than Leafs, I've only seen 1 i-Miev, and I have never seen an i3. Prii, on the other hand...
 

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A co-worker tried explaining EV popularity and why it seems they are so popular on the coasts to a fellow co-worker by saying this, EV's are like Sushi to American's.

At first I didn't get what he meant but after buying Sushi for lunch one day and almost to a man everyone at my table freaked out I got it.
 

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A co-worker tried explaining EV popularity and why it seems they are so popular on the coasts to a fellow co-worker by saying this, EV's are like Sushi to American's.

At first I didn't get what he meant but after buying Sushi for lunch one day and almost to a man everyone at my table freaked out I got it.
To really freak them them out, order sashimi instead. A lot of folk think sashimi when they say sushi. Sashimi is slices of raw fish. Sushi is sticky rice rolls with various toppings and fillings, often raw fish or roe, but not always. In fact, a California Roll has no raw ingredients.
 

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I have heard of the 'Prius Game' where you hold your breath until you see a prius. Not a big deal in CA as you will definitely stay conscious.
 

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I have heard of the 'Prius Game' where you hold your breath until you see a prius. Not a big deal in CA as you will definitely stay conscious.
About 10 years ago when I drove from SF to Silicon Valley on I-280, I would count the number of Priuses that were going in the opposite direction. I would se about 20 or so. Not counting anymore, but now I see a lot of Teslas and LEAFs. Not so many Volts. In my neighborhood, there are 3 Volts, including mine. However, I still don't see many Volts when I drive around. Mainly LEAFs and Teslas, usually Model S.
 

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About 10 years ago when I drove from SF to Silicon Valley on I-280, I would count the number of Priuses that were going in the opposite direction. I would se about 20 or so. Not counting anymore, but now I see a lot of Teslas and LEAFs. Not so many Volts. In my neighborhood, there are 3 Volts, including mine. However, I still don't see many Volts when I drive around. Mainly LEAFs and Teslas, usually Model S.
I used to see more Leafs than Volts. But now it seems reversed. And yes, Model S/X are everywhere. Also easily seeing a Bolt EV or two a day.

It is strange to hear that nationwide, so many Chevy dealers won't sell Volts. I dropped off my car at our local dealer (Momentum on Stevens Creek) a few days ago for oil change/tire rotate, and a salesman there told me the Volt is their best selling car. They also sell lots of Bolt EVs, and have a semi-public CCS charger out front.
 

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I used to see more Leafs than Volts. But now it seems reversed. And yes, Model S/X are everywhere. Also easily seeing a Bolt EV or two a day.

It is strange to hear that nationwide, so many Chevy dealers won't sell Volts. I dropped off my car at our local dealer (Courtesy on Stevens Creek) a few days ago for oil change/tire rotate, and a salesman there told me the Volt is their best selling car. They also sell lots of Bolt EVs, and have a semi-public CCS charger out front.
My first anniversary checkup I took the Volt to Momentum Chex. on Stevens Creek. Didn't know Courtesy was still in the neighborhood.
 

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My first anniversary checkup I took the Volt to Momentum Chex. on Stevens Creek. Didn't know Courtesy was still in the neighborhood.
Oops - you are right. I still accidentally call them Courtesy. Been taking my Suburban there since when they actually were Courtesy at the old location...
 

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I see a veritable car show of alternative fuel / PHEV vehicles in the SoCal HOV lanes I travel. A lot of Leafs, Volts, and Teslas (in that order) but I also see Fiat 500e's, i3's, and ELRs on occasion. I've not seen a CT6 PHEV in the wild yet.
 
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