All day yesterday, you probably heard that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric-car will average a city fuel-economy of at least 230 miles per gallon. GM said that the figure is based on a draft EPA federal fuel-economy methodology for rating plug-in electric-vehicles.
The folks at Green Car Advisor contacted the EPA looking for confirmation and clarification on the methodology used to come to 230 mpg – just like the rest of us. The EPA responded with the following statement:
“EPA has not tested a Chevy Volt and therefore cannot confirm the fuel economy values claimed by GM. EPA does applaud GM’s commitment to designing and building the car of the future – an American-made car that will save families money, significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create good-paying American jobs. We’re proud to see American companies and American workers leading the world in the clean energy innovations that will shape the 21st century economy.”
Let’s say “American” one more time together!
2011 Chevrolet Volt:
– By: Kap Shah
Source: Green Car Advisor