30 Apr '15, 8pm

Idaho National Lab tells SAE Chevy Volts travel about as far as Leafs just on battery power

Idaho National Lab tells SAE Chevy Volts travel about as far as Leafs just on battery power

In the Chevy Volt’s early days, GM caught flak for declaring it an “extended-range electric vehicle” and not simply a plug-in hybrid , but this week the Idaho National Laboratory verified real-world drivers annually traveled 94-percent as far gas-free as did Nissan Leaf drivers. The data was presented by INL engineers Matt Shirk and Barney Carlson to the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress . Shirk and Carlson showed electric Vehicle Miles Traveled (eVMT) by the Volt effectively put it in the company with the Leaf as well as Ford Focus Electric, and Honda Fit EV, while returning double or triple the eVMT of plug-in hybrids. This was documented despite the gas-electric Volt’s potential electric range being just around four miles for every ten of the EVs according to the U.S. EPA. Documentation The INL is no ordinary source, but leads the U.S. Department of Energy’...

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