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Chevy Volt Owners Drive Over 100 Million Electric Miles in Two Years

Posted By Marc Carter On December 6, 2012 @ 11:27 am In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | No Comments

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General Motors [1] 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 [2] estimates that the average Chevy Volt [3] owner travels more than 65 percent of the time in pure electric mode, with most owners driving around 900 miles between fill-ups.

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“Since my daily driving is all electric [4], 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 [5] owners continue to increase their return on investment. Based on EPA [6] 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 [3] 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 [7] 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.

For the second year in a row the Chevy Volt [5] also also topped Consumer Reports’ [8] owner satisfaction survey.

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URLs in this post:

[1] General Motors: http://www.gm.com

[2] GM: http://inhabitat.com/general-motors-aims-to-have-500000-electric-vehicles-on-the-road-by-2017/

[3] Chevy Volt: http://inhabitat.com/2013-chevy-volt-gets-a-new-ev-hold-mode-and-styling-updates/

[4] electric: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+cars

[5] Volt: http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car.html

[6] EPA: http://www.epa.gov

[7] electric mode: http://inhabitat.com/gms-new-battery-could-extend-ev-driving-range-to-200-miles/

[8] Consumer Reports’: http://www.consumerreports.com

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