Chevrolet has announced the Volt will carry EPA combined ratings of 93 MPGe (in electric-only mode) and 37 MPG (in range-extended mode).
Remember when Chevrolet bragged the Volt would get 230 mpg? Forget about it!
The company has announced official EPA combined ratings of 93 MPGe (in electric-only mode) and 37 MPG (in range-extended mode). While these figures don't seem terribly impressive, it is important to remember the car can travel approximately 35 miles (56 km) on electricity alone. This is less than the Nissan Leaf's 73 mile (117 km) range, but the Volt also has a 1.4-liter petrol engine (which acts as a generator) that provides an additional 344 miles (554 km) of travel when the battery is depleted.
When all is said and done, the Volt carries a "combined composite" rating of 60 MPG when comparing to all vehicles including compact cars.
On sale next month, the Volt will be priced from $41,000 ($33,500 after a $7,500 tax credit).