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!
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!
On November 3, 1911 Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company with William Durant… it was the start of a beautiful thing. Their partnership didn’t last for very long, it broke up in 1915, but Louis’ spirit lived on in the vehicles built under the Chevrolet name.
There are a lot of stories that can be told from the past 100 years, stories that take us around the world. Chevrolet has been busy building quality cars people everywhere want to drive, they’ve grown and changed with the times, maturing in a way that makes sense today. In late 2010 General Motors began a small production of the plug-in electric Volt, which later was announced as the 2012 North American Car of the Year and World Green Car of the Year.
Now who wouldn’t want to be a part of a company that strives to make the world a better place? Here at Bob Bell Chevrolet, we’re proud, so very proud of the vehicles we sell.