Two years ago, this month, the Chevrolet Volt went on sale. Since then, all the Volt owners have collectively driven more than 100 million electric miles. Estimates reveal that the average Volt owner “travels more than 65 percent of the time in pure electric mode as the car was designed – only using the gasoline-powered generator for longer trips.”
What’s more, for the second year in a row, the Volt has topped the satisfaction survey of consumer testing organizations in the United States.
“The best sign of a great product is when your customers are the most satisfied in the industry,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt marketing director, in a press release. “Volt owners have found the Volt is not only fun to drive, but provides technology and performance where consumers need it most.”
The EPA estimates that Volt owners are saving about $1,370 a year in fuel costs. According to Chevrolet, the average Volt savings for a typical driver equates to:
- Nine weeks of groceries at $151 per week
- 228 car washes at $6 per car wash
- 137 movie tickets at $10 per ticket