The 2011 Chevrolet Volt, an innovative plug-in hybrid, received not one but three different mileage ratings from the U.S. EPA today.
On electricity alone, the Volt achieves the equivalent of 93 mpg.
Powered solely by the gasoline engine, the Volt gets 37 mpg.
Running on a combination of electricity and gasoline, the Volt generates the equivalent of 60 mpg, the EPA determined.
General Motors Co. has been touting the Volt for four years now and often refers to it as a technological showcase. The four-passenger car can travel on battery power alone and offers additional driving range when assisted by a 1.4-liter gasoline engine. The car has already received numerous awards, including Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year. The EPA said the Volt has a 35-mile range on electricity alone and a range of 379 miles with gasoline and electricity. GM had been saying that the Volt had a range of 35-50 miles on one full battery charge.
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