Chevy Volt Owners Have Driven Over 100 Million Electric Miles

Posted Dec 5, 2012

If you are the owner of a Chevy Volt, you have contributed to the vehicle surpassing the 100 million electric miles driven milestone.  The vehicle went for sale two years ago this month and the average Volt owner drives over 65% of the time in electric mode.  Volt owners drive around 900 miles between fill-ups after charging regularly.  The EPA has estimated that the vehicle hits around 98 MPGe, which puts the electric-only range at 35 mpg city and 40 mpg on the highway.

“Since my daily driving is all electric, I only really need to buy gas for long road trips,” stated Andrew Byrne, a Chevy Volt owner in Los Angeles. ?I drove over 1,900 miles on my last tank of gas.”

In the first 38 miles, the Chevrolet Volt can drive gas and tailpipe-emissions free with a full charge of electricity stored in the 16.50-kWh lithium-ion battery.  After the battery runs low, a gas powered engine kicks in to extend the driving range another 344 miles on a full tank.