With more than 50,000 examples on the road in the United States, the state of California encompasses over 40 percent of Chevrolet Volt owners. With that in mind, Californian Volt owners have driven more than a cumulative 130 million all-electric miles, saving approximately 7 million gallons of gas. That, according to GM, is “enough to mute gas pumps across the state for nearly 8 hours.”
By staying away from paying for gas, it comes as no surprise that customer satisfaction of the Chevy Volt ranks among the highest in the industry, and at least 7 out of every 10 Volt buyers defected from another car manufacturer, at the time of this writing. The vehicle most commonly traded in for a Chevy Volt? Toyota’s Prius.
According to the Rocky Mountain Institute, cars in the United States still use 8.8 million barrels of finite oil a day, accounting for 94 percent of transportation at a cost of approximately $2 billion daily. But sales of hybrid cars such as the Chevy Volt are on the rise, and every little bit helps to further reduce our nation’s – and the world’s – dependence on fossil fuel.