Many celebrities get a kick out of being among the first to drive and own a hybrid. Proud owners of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid include famous writer Stephen King and NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon. King purchased the Volt last April to give to his wife Tabitha King for her birthday.
In an interview with Sarasota Herald-Tribune, King said that he likes driving it so much that he wishes he bought one for himself too. King said that every time he drives it, it would seem like he has been given a “license to steal” and is similar to telling the oil cartel, “Here, stick this in your eye.”
King and Gordon bought black Volts while TV show host Jay Leno chose the Cyber Gray Metallic version. Leno pre-ordered the vehicle and he received it just before Christmas. The GM Volt Web site revealed that his VIN is 12. In an interview with the LA Daily News, Leno said that he likes this “great car,” because of its environmental technology as well as the fact that it’s American.
He also likes that the driver can choose whether he wants to use electric power or gasoline. Alyssa Milano bought an electric Nissan Leaf for herself while she ordered a Chevrolet Volt for her husband David Bugliari.
Another Volt owner is environmental activist and Baywatch actress Alexandra Paul who actually boasts that she has been the owner of least four electric or hybrid vehicles before she bought the Volt.