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Chevrolet Volt window sticker
93 mpg on battery power, 37 mpg on gasoline power

After a cluster bomb that was unleashed yesterday when the Nissan Leaf was rated for an EPA estimated 99 mpg -- even though it is a "battery only" vehicle -- General Motors is dropping a bunch of digits on us when it comes to the EPA rating for its Chevrolet Volt.

According to the window sticker that will be plastered on all new Volts sold in the U.S., the vehicle is rate at an equivalent of 93 mpg when running on electricity, and a more sedate 37 mpg when the gasoline engine kicks in after the battery is depleted. This two figures combined give the Volt a "composite" rating of 60 mpg.

And here are some more numbers -- the Volt will have an official "battery only" range of 35 miles, while the total driving range (taking into account the batteries and the gasoline tank) will be 379 miles.

When the Volt was first announced, GM said that the vehicle would have a 40-mile range when running on battery power. The company recently revised that figure to 25-50 miles.

The Volt will go on sale later this month with a price tag of $41,000 before a $7,500 federal tax credit.

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By TerraFirma82 on 11/24/2010 6:27:18 PM , Rating: 2
This just in:
Futuristic car built from GM unable to live up to impossible hype! Also, sky-high price of the car is unaffordable to target demographic! Response from target demographic: we don't care - prefer driving reliable, cost-effective, efficient automobiles!


By Amiteriver on 11/29/2010 4:24:38 PM , Rating: 2
Trying to understand--- Chevy Volt
A 100,000 mile warranty and a net cost of car $33,000 car

Replacement Chevrolet Volt battery pack material , labor and markup $17,000 est. ? You now have a 100K mile car with no warranty except for the battery. Car that cost you $ 51,000 - less the electric savings which depends on how many 40 mile round trips you do.
I wonder what the brain box or a transmission would run L&Mat. on this car?
Uhh 2.75 per gal. / 25 mpg = 11 cents per

I don't get it. Most elect is made from coal. Its a Green thing. You only have to have elect heat in your home to know what elect cost you. O -By the way what happens when you turn the heater on in this thing Jeezzzz LOL
2011 Chevrolet Volt battery pack 10,000 bucks GM dead mat. cost ------ for now
No worse than corn for ethanol - I guess

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