Chevrolet Volt Drives Half a Billion Electric Miles

By | June 17, 2014
The Chevrolet Volt launched back in 2010, and around four years later, owners have clocked half a billion electric miles. Recently, General Motors conducted a study of around 300 Volts in California for over 30 months and found that most owners are surpassing the EPA-estimated 35 mile EV range. When talking about the success of the Volt in a recent statement, Pam Fletcher, Chevrolet Volt executive chief engineer, said, "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." We all know how electric driving is affected by weather, terrain, and driving style, but Volt owners are still using EV mode to drive more than 63 percent of the time. This shows that owners are filling up at the pump less, further saving them money and allowing them to drive on clean energy.
Volt drivers have been able to drive over 970 miles between visits to the gas station, and at less than one trip a month, drivers have saved around $1,450 annually with no change to their driving habits. Since its launch, the Volt has decreased gas consumption by over 25 million gallons. Source: General Motors