05 Apr '13, 12pm

Official: Chevy Volt fleet racks up 150 million electric-powered miles

Official: Chevy Volt fleet racks up 150 million electric-powered miles

Volt owners exceeding EPA electric-driving estimate 150 million combined electric miles equivalent of trip from Earth to Mars DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt owners are consistently achieving the published EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline-free miles, and many are even exceeding it. Their experience contributes to an out worldly total of 150 million electric-powered Volt driving miles – roughly the distance from Earth to Mars. 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. MPGe is a measure of the average distance traveled per unit of energy consumed. The EPA uses it to compare the consumption of alternative fuel vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles and other advanced technology vehicles with the fuel economy of conven...

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