Spanning two generations and nine model years, the Chevy Volt represented a significant leap for General Motors in the electric vehicle market. As a plug-in hybrid, the Volt served as a link for GM development of an all-electric model, and sold considerably well. Now, it appears as though many Chevy Volt drivers have a knack for getting into car accidents.
According to a report from Insurify, Chevy Volt drivers boasted the third-highest at-fault accident percentage at 11 percent. For reference, the national average stands at 7.6 percent, while Audi S4 drivers were the most at-fault overall with 11.7 percent.
The report discovered several interesting findings. Firstly, there were three Subaru models included in the top 10, with the Subaru WRX, Subaru Crosstrek, and Subaru Impreza coming in at sixth, seventh and tenth, respectively. In addition, the Chevy Silverado 1500 was the ranked eighth overall, with drivers involved in at-fault accidents 10.4 percent of the time.
Further findings include:
- 7.6 percent of U.S. drivers were involved in at least one at-fault accident in the last seven years. Furthermore, drivers of the vehicles listed in the top 10 are 1.4 times as likely to have an at-fault accident on their record.
- The annual economic impact of motor vehicle accidents equates to roughly $340 billion. Additionally, drivers who are at-fault pay an average of 26 percent more for insurance as compared to the average driver.
- Although the Audi S4 may be the lone luxury vehicle listed in the top 10, drivers of the German-engineered sedan are much more likely to boast a speeding violation.
- Volvo, a Swedish-based automaker, featured three of the five least collision-prone vehicles.
As a quick reminder, the Chevy Volt was axed from the General Motors lineup following the 2019 model year, as the GM Detroit/Hamtramck plant is was built in became Factory Zero, which now manufactures full-size trucks such as the GMC Hummer EV and the Chevy Silverado EV.