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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chevy Volt Gets 230 mpg City

Yes, you read that right…General Motors is claiming the upcoming Chevy Volt will get 230 miles per gallon in the city. Sure it is based on a "new methodology" from the EPA that probably includes fairy dust, unicorn sweat and rainbow power but that 230 mpg is an attention getter.

The EPA has released a new methodology for determining a draft fuel economy standard for extended-range EVs like the Volt, and under this new procedure, the Volt will have a composite urban fuel economy rating of 230 mpg! On the electric side, the Volt will consume 25 kW/hours per 100 miles. That makes the Volt the first car ever to get a triple digit fuel economy rating.

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