GM: Volt owners rack up high mileage, low fuel bills

Volt owners have logged over 150 million electric-powered miles, and are consistently achieving or exceeding the EPA-estimated fuel economy of 98 MPGe.

 

Volt owners have logged over 150 million electric-powered miles, and are consistently achieving or exceeding the EPA-estimated fuel economy of 98 MPGe, according to a recent press release from GM. “The typical Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle is going 900 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine that powers the Volt’s on-board generator. That avoids about $1,300 a year at the pump.”

The Volt’s all-electric range of 38 miles is longer than that of most plug-in hybrids, and Chevy proudly points out that many drivers are able to run on electricity alone much of the time, using the gas engine as a “range extender” only when needed for a longer trip.

“I have driven more than 23,500 miles in my Volt in 21 months, and have been to a gas station twice,” said Brent Waldrep of Auburn Hills, Michigan. “I go about 9,000-10,000 miles between fill ups.”

“It’s been more than 5,000 miles and I’ve only filled up once not including the dealer fill,” said Larry Read of Canyon Lake, Texas.

Paul Friday of San Jose, California, says he gets about 7,000 miles between fill-ups and adds about three gallons of gas to his Volt every three months.

 

Source: GM