So, you’ve noticed that your new Chevrolet Volt has 25-plus miles on the odometer upon delivery… do not panic. A Volt-trained technician has taken your new Volt out to make sure everything is working properly. GM is rolling out a program called Volt In-Field Quality Assessment Program to check all systems and help the Volt’s engineering team make improvements, and every Volt gets the treatment. However, instead of performing this task at the Hamtramck assembly plant, the Volt is tested when it arrives at the dealership.
When a Volt arrives to a dealership, a Volt-trained technician takes the extended range electric vehicle out on 25 mile road test to check the all-electric and range extension modes on a variety of road surfaces. After the road test, the Volt is put under a “bumper to bumper” inspection, checking the fit and finish, GPS, accessory operation, and charging on both 120V and 240V power sources.
The only Volts that will not go under the In-Field Quality Assessment Program are ones that were pulled off the factory line to undergo extensive testing. Those vehicles will have 75 miles when they arrive to a dealer’s lot. Hopefully that doesn’t kill the resale value.
Source: Green Car Congress