Berkeley man become first Bay Area Volt owner

December 20, 2010 5:09:36 PM PST
A Berkeley man has become the first person in the Bay Area to own a new Chevrolet Volt. Patrick Wang, 25, picked up his new car Monday morning at Concord Chevrolet.

The electric plug-in hybrid has a range of up to 379 miles per charge. It runs on its batteries for about 25 to 50 miles before a gas-powered generator kicks in.

Wang says he will be able to make his 10-mile trip to work and back without buying a drop of gas.

Wang paid about $42,000 for his new Volt.