Chevrolet Volt Owners Exceeding EPA-Estimated Mileage

April 4, 2013 / No Comments

Chevrolet has said that its Volt owners are constantly getting the EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline free miles. And a few customers are even exceeding the estimated mileage.

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The company said in a press release that a typical Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle gets to travel 900 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine, which powers the Volt’s on-board generator. And it saves about $1,300 a year in fuel.

The Volt can run up to 38 miles without any gas and entirely by using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16.50-kWh lithium-ion battery.

When the car’s battery becomes low, a gas powered generator is used to extend the driving range up to another 344 miles on a full tank. Chevrolet claims that a few customers are practically avoiding using gasoline.

In order to achieve high electric miles, Volt divers need to know a variety of different techniques such as gentle accelerating and braking.

MPGe or miles-per-gallon equivalent is a measure of the average distance traveled per unit of energy consumed. This measure is used by the EPA to compare the consumption of alternative fuel vehicles or plug-in vehicles with the fuel economy of conventional internal combustion vehicles. In other words, it tells the mileage of the vehicle.