Chevrolet Volt owners surpass half a billion electric miles; 63% of overall driving in EV mode
17 June 2014
Chevrolet Volt owners have accumulated more than half a billion all-electric miles since the vehicle’s launch in 2010. Additionally, based on a GM study of more than 300 Volts in service in California for more than 30 months, many owners are exceeding the EPA-rated label of 35 miles of EV range per full charge, with about 15% surpassing 40 miles of range.
Volt owners are doing more than 63% of their overall driving in EV mode. Volt owners who charge regularly typically drive more than 970 miles between fill-ups and visit the gas station less than once a month.
The 2014 Volt provides owners with fuel economy of EPA-estimated 98 MPGe (electric) and 35 city/40 highway on gasoline power.
In an independent study conducted between July and December 2013, Volt drivers who participated in the Department of Energy’s EV Project managed by Idaho National Labs totaled 1,198,114 vehicle trips of which 974,692, or 81.4%, were completed without the gasoline-powered generator being used.
The Volt continues to attract new buyers to Chevrolet with 69% of Volt buyers new to GM. The Toyota Prius is the most frequently traded-in vehicle for a Volt.
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