Chevy announced this week that its all-electric Volt drivers are frequently getting much better mileage than original EPA estimates. White Allen Chevrolet in Dayton, Ohio, has all the details.
Online PR News – 12-April-2013 – Dayton, Ohio – The all-electric Chevrolet Volt, which is sold at White Allen Chevy in Dayton, Ohio, gets an EPA-estimated 98 MPGe, but recent reports suggest that some Volt drivers and getting much better mileage than this in their own cars. Representatives from White Allen Chevrolet are reporting that some Volt drivers are going up to 10,000 miles between trips to the gas pump.
MPGe is the unit used by the EPA to measure the energy consumption of alternative energy vehicles such as the Volt.
The Chevrolet Volt can drive up to 38 miles completely gas- and emission-free, thanks to a full charge of electricity that is stored in its lithium-ion battery. After this charge is depleted, a gas-powered generator takes over to keep the engine running for up to a further 344 miles. Drivers who regularly charge their Volts, thus keeping the battery fully-charged, are able to run their cars solely on electric power, with no need for tapping into the gasoline reserve.
Chevrolet Volt marketing director, Cristi Landy, remarked, “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. Our Volt owners are showing the performance potential of driving electric, and having fun doing it.”
As well as getting an estimated 98 MPGe, the Chevrolet Volt boasts the greatest driver satisfaction rate of all electric cars sold today. Nine out of 10 Volt drivers polled claimed that they would purchase a Volt again if given the chance, over purchasing a different make and/or model of car.
Consumers who are curious about the Chevrolet Volt can get more information by contacting White Allen Chevrolet, or by visiting them on the web at http://www.whiteallen.com.
About White Allen Chevrolet
White Allen Chevrolet has been operating in the Miami Valley since 1935. Serving the Dayton, Kettering, Miamisburg, Centerville, and Springfield areas, White Allen Chevrolet has a wide selection of new and used Chevy cars and SUVs. White Allen Chevrolet prioritizes customer service, which is why they are Dayton’s Driving Force.