General Motors has announced that Chevy Volt owners have collectively driven more then 100 million all-electric miles since the Volt went on sale two years ago. GM estimates that the average Chevy Volt owner travels more than 65 percent of the time in pure electric mode, with most owners driving around 900 miles between fill-ups.
“Since my daily driving is all electric, I only really need to buy gas for long road trips. I drove over 1,900 miles on my last tank of gas,” stated Andrew Byrne from Los Angeles.
With each trip that drivers don’t have to stop at a gas station, Volt owners continue to increase their return on investment. Based on EPA estimates and compared to the average new vehicle sold in the United States, Volt owners are saving about $1,370 a year in fuel costs.
“My commute is 55 miles round trip, but with the Volt I use 80 percent less gas and save over $150 each month,” said Farris Khan from southeastern Michigan. “Plus the Volt is really fun to drive because of its instant torque; driving anything else feels like yester-tech!”
The 2013 Volt can drive up to 38 miles in full electric mode using the energy from its 16.50-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a gas-powered engine/generator extends the driving range another 344 miles on a full tank.