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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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Never Fooled Me Obama
By btc909 on 11/25/2010 8:38:23 PM , Rating: 1
So with a 9.3 gallon gas tank, let say 9 gallons since most drivers don't run the tank empty only equals with 379 miles combined? So 9 gallons x $3.30 a gallon of premium fuel is $29.70 plus $2-3 to recharge the battery $32 to fill up a Volt to go 379 miles? For 41K! Yes you can knock off some of the $29.70 if you recharge each day but still the numbers just don't add up.

Oh and 36K for a plug in Prius, no thanks. I'll stick with NiMH Prius.

RE: Never Fooled Me Obama
By Masospaghetti on 11/28/2010 9:35:18 AM , Rating: 3
If you regularly drove your Volt from full to empty, than you bought the wrong car.

So how much gas does your Prius use for a 30 mile commute? How much gas does the Volt use? Hint: The Volt uses infinitely less.

OBVIOUSLY the idea is that, on most days, you use no gasoline, but you still have unlimited freedom to take a trip (and still get respectable gas mileage). But you knew that, so stop trolling.

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