Talk-show host Jay Leno might own everything from vintage Model T Fords through to large-engined, gas-guzzling supercars, but it turns out his daily driver is the 2011 Chevrolet Volt he purchased last year.
And in that time, Leno says, he hasn’t visited a gas-station once.
Since collecting his Volt last December in Northridge, California, Leno has used the car to commute to and from work every day, equating to around 35 miles of driving. In the last eleven months, he’s clocked over 11,000 miles.
“It’s my daily driver,” he told The New York Times, “They gave it to me with a full tank of gas. I’ve used less than half of that.”
Leno’s experience with the Chevrolet Volt isn’t unusual. Earlier this year we brought you news of a Volt owner Jeff Parmet, who drove for a full six months in his 2011 Chevrolet Volt before he needed to visit the gas station.
That said, we think Leno’s 11,000 miles on half a tank of gasoline and a whole lot of electricity is one of the better examples of a Volt owner whose car barely burns any gasoline at all.
After all, when a self-confessed car fanatic with over 100 fueled-up cars in his garage choses instead to drive a plug-in hybrid like the Chevrolet Volt, it must be good.
According to Leno, he’s used less than 4.6 gallons of fuel in his Volt. With some very rough back-of-a-napkin math, that equates to around 2,391 miles per gallon of fuel.
Do you drive a Chevrolet Volt? Have you traveled further and used even less gasoline since owning your car than Leno’s 11,000 miles?
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