The Chevrolet Volt launched towards the end of 2010. Since then, Volt owners have drive over 500,000,000 miles entirely on electricity. That isn’t just a lot. That’s groundbreaking and a look into the reliable future that electric cars can offer. While the EPA said that the Volt can go for 35 miles per charge solely on electricity, it’s getting a little bit more with 15 percent of owners getting as much as 40, and 63 percent of all driving done in EV mode.
One thing that is very impressive thus far is that the range is still as good as it was at launch. As you may notice with your cell phone, batteries hold less and less energy with each charge, but GM has managed to circumvent that problem thus far. Not only is the sustainability impressive, but the everyday numbers are as well. The Volt has averaged 98 MPGe since the launch. Lastly, when it comes to conquest, the number one vehicle people trade in to attain a Volt is the Toyota Prius.