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I got a scoop yesterday from HMC reader Mark, who  happens to be the happy owner of a 2012 Chevy Volt. Mark, we salute you for blazing new trails in the risky world of green driving. That is Mark below there with his Volt, Oppy. He runs an organization called ‘Drive Electric Cars New EnOppy&MarkRenburke_2012gland’ They are trying to spread the good word about electric vehicles.  Mark had some interesting news to share with me about another famous Volt he knows of.

Mark told me about Volt owner, Erick Belmer(Above photo) who has over 166114 miles on his 2012 Volt after only two years of driving. Not only that, but he reports getting the same range and performance as the day he bought it. I don’t know about you, but that says a lot of interesting and positive things about the Volt. I’m placing the data here for you to browse over.  He has a massive commute and needs a full charge twice a day. Thanks to Erick we are going to find out pretty quickly how long those batteries last.  A big thanks to Mark Renburke for passing this along.  Here is another article about the high-mile volt.  Big kudos to both Erick and Mark for taking bold steps in drivings these new Volts. I can imagine a time when we’ll see more high-mile electric vehicles on the top ten of the Hall of Fame.

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I’m going to open up a whole can of electric whoop on you all today.  Steve Marsh bought a Nissan Leaf in 2011 and he’s managed to get 100k miles out of it already. That may not mean much in terms of high-mile driving, but he’s pioneering high mileage in both senses of the term.  He may actually be the highest mile driver of an electric vehicle, though I suspect there may some Tesla Roadster owners with more miles accumulated. If you know of any one who can top Steve, let us know.