One of the most common complaints we get at GreenCarReports is that we refer to the 2012 Chevrolet Volt as an electric car. Because it has a range-extending gasoline engine, some say, it is only a plug-in hybrid and therefore not worthy to be classed as an electric car. As we’ve illustrated before however, the Volt spends more time as an electric car than you’d think. Even after 101 million collective miles, Chevrolet Volts spend most of their time in electric mode. As part of the Volt’s onboard OnStar telematic system, the odometer readings of each car are transmitted back...
2011 Chevrolet Volt: What Do Owners Think, A Few Weeks In?
Much of 2010 was spent learning more and more details about Chevrolet's exciting new range-extended electric car, the Volt. Towards the end of the year our colleagues at GreenCarReports finally got to drive the vehicle, and more recently the first owners have taken delivery. So what do owners...Antony Ingram
Video: 2011 Chevrolet Volt EPA Gas Mileage Explained
If the idea of measuring the efficiency of an electric car, which burns no gasoline, in miles per gallon still irks you, spare a thought for our green car expert John Voelcker who goes to some length in this previous article to try and explain why the EPA deems it fit to do so. While that previous...Viknesh Vijayenthiran