Chevy Volt fleet racks up 150 million electric-powered miles
Chevrolet says those on-board gas-powered generators in the Volt extended-range plug-ins are getting kind of lonely.
The General Motors division estimates that Volt owners have collectively passed the 150-million-mile point when it comes to driving on electric power. That’s roughly the distance from Earth to Mars (provided that the Volts could fly) or, back on planet Earth, 60 million really quiet laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in case anyone was curious. Chevy says the typical Volt driver goes about 900 miles between fill-ups, saving about $1,300 a year in refueling costs.
Through the first quarter of 2013, US Volt sales were up 8.4 percent to 8,244 units. Last year, Volt sales tripled from their 2011 levels to about 23,500 vehicles. Check out Chevy’s press release below.
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