21 Apr '11, 2pm

Volt Owners Report Going 1,000 Miles Between Fill-Ups

Volt Owners Report Going 1,000 Miles Between Fill-Ups

A little green car related news for you this morning. According to a much-publicized report from GM , early Chevy Volt owners are reporting a staggering 1,000 mile between gas station fill-ups. Some have taken their vehicles even further. “On April 11, I had to buy gas for the first time since filling up on Jan. 9,” said Volt owner Gary Davis of Greenville, S.C. “In my Volt I’ve driven 4,600 miles on 8.4 gallons of gas. That’s an impressive 547 mpg that I am achieving with my Volt.” Depending on driving conditions, the Volt can travel anywhere from 25-50 miles on EV power alone. According to GM, 80 percent of U.S. drivers commute fewer than 40 miles a day. While the Volt is well outside the wallet range of most of us, it’s nice to know that this technology will eventually become cheaper. In an age of $4/gal gasoline (which may appear cheap in coming years), that’s a comfor...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/04/21/volt-owners-report-goi...

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