According to Consumer Reports web users, many Chevy Volt owners are claiming they use even less gas than Consumer Reports’ formal tests have assumed.
Consumer Reports has based their fuel economy calculations for the Volt being operated by electricity 70 percent of the time and gasoline 30 percent of the time. However, as they have learned from owners in their forums, some drivers are saving even more fuel by operating almost exclusively on electricity.
Here are a few quotes from Volt drivers bragging on the forums:
User carriegordo reports driving 7,000 miles on just 7.3 gallons of gas. That’s less than a single tankful in the Volt’s already small 9.3-gallon tank.
User marclee reported that 2800 of the 3200 miles he’s driven his Volt have been on electricity. That leaves just 400 on gas. (These numbers are easily retrieved from the efficiency screen on the Volt’s central display.)
User themajor1975 reported driving 11,000 miles on 62 gallons of gas.
Two other forum users reported driving more than 2500 miles on 10.7 gallons of gas, and 500 miles on just one gallon.
Want to hear it from a Volt owner yourself? Check out this customer testimonial from Kory Levoy. He’s driven 3,400 miles & spent $38 in gas – in two months!
While we can’t say with certainty that this is the case with all Volt owners, it does prove that the Volt has a tremendous amount of potential when it comes to saving on fuel. Stop by Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air, we have the Volt on the lot, we’ll give you something to brag about!
J.D. Power and Associates has ranked the 2012 Sonic and 2012 Volt as having the “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among Sub-Compact Cars and Compact cars.” While the 2012 Avalanche topped the “Large Truck” segment. More than 70,000 new-vehicle buyers were included in the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study which looked at Fuel Economy, Driving Dynamics, Vehicle Exterior, Visibility and Driving Safety, among other factors.
Volt had the highest ranking in the Compact Car category for the second year in a row. In its first year on the road, Sonic was recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as having the “Highest Ranked Vehicle Appeal among Sub-Compact Cars.”
Fuel prices are above $3.80 per gallon nationally… and it’s not going to drop drastically any time soon, or ever. As fuel prices continue to rise, customers are more interested in fuel-efficient compacts and hybrids to find relief from the pump.
A recent survey of car shoppers on kbb.com found that 51% of respondents are now considering a smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicle. “GM’s strategic investments in four-cylinder and turbocharged engines, advanced transmissions and vehicle electrification have been very well timed,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “Three years ago, about 16 percent of the vehicles GM sold achieved at least 30 mpg on the highway. Today, that number is about 40 percent, and we have more new fuel-economy leaders on the way…”
What are the GM fuel economy leaders on sale today? Here is the lowdown: (all mpg totals are estimated)
The Chevy Volt isn’t just winning awards, it’s winning repeat owners! A few months ago Consumer Reports conducted a survey asking new car owners how likely they were to purchase the same vehicle again. In the case of the Chevy Volt, 93% said they would “definitely” buy the car again.
Yes, there was an issue with fires occurring in Chevy Volts that had been crashed as part of safety testing, but The U.S. government ended its safety investigation into the Chevrolet Volt after concluding that the Volt and other electric cars don’t pose a greater fire risk than gasoline-powered cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and GM know of no fires occurring in real-world crashes. NHTSA said Friday that it “continues to believe that electric vehicles show great promise as a safe and fuel-efficient option,” and based on available data, electric cars don’t appear to be riskier than gas-powered ones.
If you want to drive away a winner, don’t wait to win a car, buy a Chevy Volt. Stop by Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air, we have the Chevy Volt on the lot and ready to go.
In a recent survey I read online (conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of CarMax) it stated that “Forty-five percent of Americans who have purchased a vehicle say that quality has the greatest impact on their car buying decision, followed by price and safety, in that order.” Here at Bob Bell Chevrolet we completely agree.
As one of the largest-selling brands in the industry, Chevrolet’s early adoption of landmark technologies fundamentally changed the way people view the brand. Recently the Chevrolet Volt was voted ‘Car of the Year’ by both Motor Trend and Automobile. ‘Given the level of technology packed into the Volt — and, frankly, the quality of the car carrying it all — the price is fair’ says Chuck Squatriglia from Autopia.
Quality and Chevrolet go hand in hand, it always has, yesterday, today and tomorrow too!
So, if quality is as important to you as it is to us then stop by Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air and take a Chevrolet out for a test drive today!