Bob Lutz on 2011 Chevrolet Volt’s 230 mpg city rating, GM anticipates 100 mpg combined

Bob Lutz Talks Future of GM Products

By now you’ve probably heard that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will get an estimated 230 mpg during city driving (I mean we’ve only been talking about it all day).

“If you haven”t heard, 230 is the estimated city fuel economy number for the Chevrolet Volt, as in 230 miles per gallon, according to new federal fuel economy procedures under development by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for plug-in electric vehicles,” said Luts. “And we anticipate a composite fuel economy rating of more than 100 mpg. The Volt”s estimated electricity usage is about 25 kilowatts per 100 miles, about half of what a typical household uses daily”

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– By: Omar Rana