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Chevy Volt Reaches a Milestone in Its Mission to Reduce Fuel Consumption

May 24, 2012

Owners of the popular Chevy Volt can now visualize just what their collective gas savings looks like. Because GM tracks how Volts are being used (each has an OnStar connection), the company states it can confidently say Volt drivers have eliminated the need for at least 2.1 million gallons of gas. What does that look like? It is a full supertanker – one of the most massive ships on the water. Volts can travel about 35 miles on electricity alone, and they have been driven this way for more than 40 million miles since the car first went on the market. Visit Palm Springs Chevrolet for your first look at this popular choice.    

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The company’s monitoring indicates that owners are able to do about 60% of their driving on the electrical charge. That means a massive decrease in gasoline consumption, which is better for the environment. Reducing dependence on foreign oil is a hot-button topic right now, and the Volt capitalizes on that sentiment by dramatically cutting the amount Chevy Volt owners purchase. The reduction in fuel consumption is not only good for the environment – it is also wallet-friendly. Chevy estimates that its Volt customers have saved around $8 million dollars in gas (though the cost of the electricity would have to be deducted from those savings).

The final hurdle for Chevy is to get the cost of the Volt down, because at $40,000, it is out of reach for many customers looking on the lower end. The same folks that could use the gas savings opt for alternatives like the Chevy Cruze Eco, which gets an estimated 42 miles per gallon on the highway and 28 miles per gallon in the city. Whichever Chevy you choose, you can be comfortable knowing that you are buying from the company that puts fuel efficiency first. See for yourself at Palm Springs Chevrolet.

 

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