26 Jun '15, 4pm

Four Years Later, the Chevy Volt is Still the Most Fuel Efficient Car You Can Buy

For some, the Chevy Volt has been a slippery fish to define with regards to whether it will really save them in energy costs. Does it get just 37 mpg like the window sticker says? Does it return an astronomical, if not confusing and questionable “98 MPGe” like a pure electric car? While critics have pounced on its 37 mpg in premium-gas-only operation as evidence it’s inferior to competitive hybrids, less often noticed is the U.S. EPA also ranks it at 62 mpg gas-plus-electric on an average daily drive, and effectively the most fuel-efficient car you can buy. You won’t find this 62 mpg combined on the window sticker however. Where the EPA does mention it is when it ranks the Volt for all intents and purposes as number one on its “Top Fuel Sippers” list of all years of vehicles ever sold in the U.S. Only the limited-range “88-mpg” BMW i3 REx beats it, but BMW’s “megacity” car...

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