The Chevrolet Volt has its first customer, and the winner is retired commercial pilot Jeffrey Kaffee of New Jersey.
Mr. Kaffee was actually on vacation this week but made the decision to return early and head straight to Gearhart Chevrolet in Denville, N.J. There, he partook in a photo-op with jubilant dealer staff, including dealership owner Judy Tilton, before taking the keys. The early adopter looks pleased indeed.
Earlier this week, the first shipment of 300-plus Volts were put on transport trucks and sent to the initial launch markets of California, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C.
And Kaffee isn't a stranger to the world of alternative propulsion. He traded in his Toyota Prius to get behind the wheel of the Volt.