General Motors touts the eco-friendliness of its Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt owners are a prideful bunch. They take pleasure in driving their vehicles as far as possible without using a drop of gasoline in the process. With an all-electric range of 35 miles before the gasoline engine/generator kicks in, this is quite possible for those that have a short commute to work or run errands close to home.
General Motors this week is celebrating the battery-centric focus of Volt owners with the announcement that owners have collectively logged over a half billion all-electric miles on their vehicles.

“The fact that most of the folks who purchased the Volt at launch are still enjoying EV range performance on target with when they took delivery is testament to the attention to detail our team paid to delivering on our promise of most people driving all electrically most of the time,” said Chevy Volt Executive Chief Engineer Pam Fletcher.
In addition to surpassing the 500 million-mile mark, GM performed some analysis on 300 Volts in the state of California and found that 15 percent of those vehicles were surpassing 40 miles per charge. GM also found that on average, Volt drivers travel 970 miles before needing to stop by the gas station to top off the 9.3 gallon tank.

The second generation Volt is already well underway in development and was recently spied performing road tests. GM is hoping to reduce its costs to build the Volt by $7,000 to $10,000.

Source: General Motors

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