Chevrolet Volt Owners have Collectively Driven over 40 million miles on Electricity
According to an announcement made by General Motors, Chevrolet Voltowners collectively have saved a supertanker of gasoline since the plug-in hybrid went on sale at the end of 2010. Owners of this electric car have driven over 40 million miles on electricity and thus avoiding the use of 2.1million gallons of gasoline. Based on the $3.80 per gallon of gas, the total savings at the pump is almost $8 million.
“With each click of the odometer, Chevrolet Volt owners are measuring their contribution to reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and to preserving the environment,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt marketing director. “Volt owners are also saving at the fuel pump with more than $8 million in combined savings.” Chevrolet recently introduced a rolling ticker on its website that provides the real-time daily driving statistics for Volt owners based on OnStar data. The parameters which are viewable include the results in total number of miles driven, electric miles driven and gallons of gas saved.
The Chevrolet Volt has a total driving range of up to 379 miles based on EPA estimates. Volt can drive gas and tailpipe-emissions free using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16 kWh lithium-ion battery in the first 35 miles. When the battery runs low, a gas-powered engine/generator operates to extend the driving range to another 344 miles on full tank. Volt owners typically drive an average of 900 miles between fill ups at the gas station, according to Chevrolet.