Jay Leno talks about the Volt while Richard Petty listens.

Jay Leno drives his Chevy Volt 11,000 miles without buying gas

Well known TV personality and automotive collector Jay Leno originally stated that he wasn’t interested in buying the very first 2011 Chevrolet Volt but Leno is among the celebs who was quick to grab up the new electric Chevy - which after 11,000 miles still hasn’t made a trip to the gas station.

Prior to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt going on sale, Jay Leno was asked if he was interested in buying the very first Volt (presumably as a collector’s piece) to which he said “no”. This caused a media frenzy focusing around the fact that Leno, who is a big supporter of the American automakers, was not a fan of the Volt. However, when we had a chance to speak with Mr. Leno last summer at the Walter P Chrysler Museum, he pointed out that his comments didn’t suggest that he didn’t want a Volt – he just didn’t want to buy the very first one as a collectable. He went on to say some very nice things about the Volt and not surprisingly, when the electric Chevy with a range extending gasoline engine hit the market, Leno was among the early buyers.

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