With several thousand Chevrolet Volts on the road, the vehicle’s impact is growing. For instance, according to OnStar’s real-time data collected from Volts driven across the country, over 32.38 million miles have been covered using not a single drop of gasoline. That’s out of 54.3 million total miles, meaning nearly two-thirds of all that ground covered so far by Volt drivers were electric. According to the data, which continues to amount at this very second, the Chevy Volt has saved over 1.76 million gallons of fuel to-date.
For those wondering, Chevy’s fuel-saving formula is explained in the following:
To find out the fuel saved we need to calculate the miles per gallon; Miles per gallon =[Difference in Total Miles Driven in kms (current-previous) * 0.621/ Difference in lifetime fuel used *0.264]. Fuel Avoided = (Difference in Total Miles/ Official MPG for US passenger cars) — (difference in Total Miles/ Miles per gallon).
Happy almost Earth Day!