Since the Chevy Volt launched five years ago, the electric car has been the target of many attacks. For all of the disparaging remarks made about the model, it now stands as the only current GM model that has not been the subject of at least one safety-related recall, as originally pointed out by Nick Bunkley of Automotive News.
Of course, that could change in a flash, considering how rapidly General Motors is issuing recalls these days. But at the writing of this article, the 2015 Volt has not been involved in any safety issues. In fact, the car has aced tests administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and earning a Top Safety Pick+ rating, demonstrating that it is an excellent option for safety- and environmentally-minded consumers.
As many of the same pundits who lambasted the Volt when it was first launched into the market have turned their attack toward the GM recall fiasco, none of them have acknowledged that the electric car is the shining star of the bunch. Of course, Volt owners have been shown in survey after survey to enjoy their car to an unusual level, with the vast majority stating they would buy another and recommend purchasing one to their family and friends.
The Volt has been a different car for General Motors since its inception. Not only is it one of the few range-extended electric cars on the market, it has drawn in many car buyers who didn’t own a vehicle made by GM before.