31 Dec '15, 2am

Hypermiler Records 111.9 Mile All-Electric Drive In 2016 Chevy Volt

A 2016 Chevrolet Volt driven by Wayne Gerdes in Southern California returned 111.9 miles on a single charge and he said under ideal circumstances 125 miles is possible. The 2016 Volt is EPA rated for 53 miles electric range from its 18.4-kwh battery so Gerdes extracted more than twice the federal estimate and even edged out the 2016 Nissan Leaf’s EPA rating for up to 107 miles from its 30-kwh battery. But noting this without qualification might be like saying a man ran 100 meters in 9.58 seconds but neglecting to mention his name was Usain Bolt. And so, it should be noted Gerdes is credited with inventing the term “hypermiler,” runs the website CleanMPG.com , and has long been known to get results far above an average careful driver. A 2007 Forbes Auto report noted he’d already gotten 84 mpg from a standard Ford Ranger pickup, and 180.1 mpg from an early generation Honda I...

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