The Chevrolet Volt is celebrating a milestone. The brand has announced 100,000 Volts have been sold in the United States since its launch.
In its latest iteration, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt offers 53 miles of pure electric range and an estimated 420 miles of total range between charges or gasoline fill-ups.
So, what do 100,000 Volts on the road mean in terms of a real impact? Since sales began in 2011, Volt owners have driven 1.5 billion miles in EV mode of a total 2.5 billion cumulative miles.
Based on an average new car fuel economy of 25.3 miles per gallon, Volt drivers have saved nearly 58 million gallons of fuel. Or, as Chevrolet kindly puts it into perspective for us, that is enough fuel to fill over 87 competition-sized swimming pools.
Now, as the 2016 model year wraps up, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt soldiers on to the entire United States. We suspect 200,000 will come much quicker than 100,000.