Chevrolet Volt Drivers Averaging 900 Miles Between Fill-Ups
April 4, 2013 9:45 AM
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The EPA gave the Volt a rating of 98 MPGe
General Motors (GM) was happy to announce that Chevrolet Volt owners have been reaching -- and even exceeding -- the EPA estimated electric range.
According to GM, typical Volt owners are traveling about 900 miles between trips to the gas station. The EPA gave the Volt a rating of 98 MPGe.
GM even found a few owners who reported seldom stops for gasoline during their time of Volt ownership. Brent Waldrep from Michigan, who has had his Volt for 21 months, has racked up over 23,500 miles and visited a gas station only twice.
“The last time, was in August (2012), and I still have about 65 percent of that tank left," said Waldrep. "I go about 9,000-10,000 miles between fill ups.”
Other customers are seeing similar results. For instance, Larry Read from Texas has only filled his tank once in 5,000 miles. Paul Friday from California said he gets about 7,000 miles between gas fill-ups.
“We’ve seen and heard from our Volt owners that they are achieving fantastic performance numbers with their vehicle as many are beating the EPA label estimates,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt marketing director. “Our Volt owners are showing the performance potential of driving electric, and having fun doing it.”
GM even said Volt drivers are the most satisfied in the EV industry.
The Volt had a good sales year in 2012, with over 20,000 sold.
In fact, Chevrolet saw a low sales month for the Volt in November 2012 not because demand was low -- but rather, because
demand was too high
. It said there was low inventory for the Volt for that month because demand had been high in previous months.
The Nissan Leaf -- one of the Volt's competitors --
had to admit that it
wasn’t going to hit its sales mark for 2012
, which was 20,000 Leafs. Nissan only sold 9,819 Leafs for the whole year -- less than half of its goal, and only 1.5 percent higher than the number it sold in 2011.
However, Nissan is trying to pick that number up. It started
Leaf production in the U.S.
back in January.
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RE: I hope they expand the platform
4/4/2013 1:56:55 PM
Well Canada has been expanding the use of windmills in northern Ontario.
You can also look at adding solar panels to your home and those in turn, could be used to help charge your Volt.
Just some ideas to combat the "glass half empty" commenters.
I'd own a volt if I was willing to spend that kind of money on a car, but I'm not. Never purchased a brand new car and probably never will.
Best wishes for the volt owners though.
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