The Chevy Volt has been topping Comsumer Reports’ customer satisfaction surveys for the last two years for a number of reasons, one being fuel-efficiency. Now studies are showing that Volt owners are not only achieving the EPA-estimated 98 MPGe but many are exceeding it.
Owners that are charging their volts regularly are going an incredible 900 miles between gas station visits. By the end of the year this is saving Volt owners around $1,300. There are also some Volt owners out there like Brent Waldrep of Auburn Hills, MI, who likes to avoid gas pumps altogether.
“I have driven more than 23,500 miles in my Volt in 21 months, and have been to a gas station twice,” said Waldrep. “The last time, was in August (2012), and I still have about 65 percent of that tank left. I go about 9,000-10,000 miles between fill ups.”
The Chevy Volt has been a huge hit since it launched in 2010. Owners have collectively driven an unfathomable 150 million electric miles. That could get one from here to Mars if there was a roadway.
“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.”