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I had my first Stoplight (Elevator) speech this morning. That was fun.

I was stopped and a car pulls up on the driver side. Guys points to my car with his window down. So, I open (roll) my window (down) and he ask how I like the car. Told him I loved it. He then points to the charge port door and ask if that is where you put the fuel in. I said no, that was for the electric, the gas was on the other side. He was surprised by that. Guess he didn't realize it was both electric and gas. I then proceeded to tell him that I am currently getting 260+mpg. He had a big surprised smile on his face. He said that he was looking to get one. He liked how sharp the car looked. I told him about the electric range in winter (30) and what I am currently getting (50+).

Then the light turned green.
 

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He then points to the charge port door and ask if that is where you put the fuel in. I said no, that was for the electric, the gas was on the other side.
Better answer: "Yes, that's where the electric fuel goes in. The gas goes in on the other side."
 

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I've had that conversation a few times as well. Just never at a stop light.
 

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Hehe. I had my first one last week. The guy rolled down his window and waved at me.. First I thought the he wanted directions, but he wanted to know how I like my Volt. :) Told him I was amazed by it and if I would have know this much before, I would have purchased one way earlier! Then he asked, is it low on power (he prob meant torque) and I told him "It has more torque than my top of the line mazda 3 that I had before... (he was driving a mazda 3 also .. ) made him smile and then light turned green. :)
 

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Hehe. I had my first one last week. The guy rolled down his window and waved at me.. First I thought the he wanted directions, but he wanted to know how I like my Volt. :) Told him I was amazed by it and if I would have know this much before, I would have purchased one way earlier! Then he asked, is it low on power (he prob meant torque) and I told him "It has more torque than my top of the line mazda 3 that I had before... (he was driving a mazda 3 also .. ) made him smile and then light turned green. :)
So did you put your electrons where your mouth was and leave him breathing "clean air"? :)
 

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So did you put your electrons where your mouth was and leave him breathing "clean air"? :)
Intriguing semantical dilemma. If you "smoke" someone off the line but generate no smoke, did you actually smoke them?
 

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So did you put your electrons where your mouth was and leave him breathing "clean air"? :)
Haha, the only thing he saw was my licence plate... DISCHRG (just kidding, can't get vanity plates here, but that would b funny!)
 

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Intriguing semantical dilemma. If you "smoke" someone off the line but generate no smoke, did you actually smoke them?
You could have smoke coming from the tires with traction control off.
 

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Sadly I had lots of those speeches 2 years ago when I bought my Volt, but rarely do I get one now.

My last one was an old man who saw me back out of a spot in a parking lot (he was by the front bumper) and said, "Really, that works?" Since I drove off, I could only speculate that he was impressed by EV.
 
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