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Going Pump Free: Volt Owners Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-Ups
Many owners are challenging themselves to see how long they can go gasoline-free
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2011-04-21



DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt owners made fewer trips to the gas station in March, going an average of 30 days – or nearly a month – between fill-ups. In fact, some Volt owners say they are challenging themselves to see how fuel-efficient they can be by tracking how far and how long they can go without buying gasoline.

“Volt owners drove an average of 800 miles between fill-ups since the Volt launched in December, and in March they averaged 1,000 miles,” said Cristi Landy, Volt marketing director. “When the majority of miles driven are electrically, gas usage decreases significantly.”

“I am surprised how infrequently I go to the gas station. It’s become a game to achieve as many miles as I can in EV mode,” said Steve Wojtanek, a Volt buyer in Boca Raton, Fla. “I have made it my goal to drive as efficiently as possible and I am seeing the results, with more than 3,417 miles under my belt – of which 2,225 are EV miles.” A Volt owner since December, Wojtanek is averaging 122 miles per gallon and visiting the gas station about once a month.

“On April 11, I had to buy gas for the first time since filling up on Jan. 9,” said Volt owner Gary Davis of Greenville, S.C. “In my Volt I’ve driven 4,600 miles on 8.4 gallons of gas. That’s an impressive 547 mpg that I am achieving with my Volt.”

“Today in the U.S., 80 percent of drivers commute fewer than 40 miles a day, making the Chevy Volt a great daily driver,” said Landy. “We’re hearing from customers like Steve Wojtanek and Gary Davis, who are seeing great daily results.”

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Yawn - the source of this spin is none other than Government Motors media. Hardly honest and trustworthy in its spewing of information.

Of course Government Motors leaves out the $23k premium you pay for a VaporVolt over an $18k, 40 mpg vehicle that can easily go 500 miles on a tank of gasoline. Even at $5 per gallon, you can buy lot's of petrol for the $23k you saved by buying a new Fiesta or Focus.

Or, you can be like me - drive a 1997 Escort, purchased new and paid off long ago. And it delivers 46 mpgs on the highway consistently and today offered a wonderful 49 mpgs on an Easter trip.

I know it is easy for Govenrment Motors to find the "average" since there are only about 1000 owners of the VaporVolts anywhere. There's even a hot VaporVolt that just keeps on sparking! LOL

VaporVolt - looks good on paper and no where else.
 

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How is that worthy of a press release? So is Nissan now going to have a press release saying that Leaf owners never go to the gas station except for gum and to play lottery?
 

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Maybe if the Volt's owners do the same as the Mercedes-Benz executives did with the A-Class concept car in Shanghai, during its introduction,they never need to go to the gas station...
 
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