Although the previous-generation Chevrolet Volt maxes its pure-electric range at 38 miles, that hasn’t stopped owners from maximizing its capability.
According to a report from Autoblog, a new study shows drivers of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf show nearly identical all-electric miles from the two largest (read: affordable) players in the EV segment.
Volt owners may have less charge to play with than the Leaf, but electric miles were only six-percent lower than Nissan’s EV. However, the Nissan Leaf’s yearly miles came in 15-percent less than the national average, while Volts were driven about eight-percent more. One final statistic to stomach: 81-percent of all Volt miles have been purely electric.
Taking into account the average American travels 35 miles a day, it makes sense most Volt owners never use a drop of petrol. Unless you happen to be one of our own, who nearly never charges his Volt, and tells a tale regarding the 2016 Chevrolet Volt during our first drive impressions.