‘First Model to Reach Milestone for Plug-In Vehicles:’
‘Foundation’ of an EV Family Including All-Battery Bolt
Chevrolet announced total sales of 100,000 range-extended Volt electric vehicles yesterday, stating that the plug-in hybrid EV is the “first model to reach milestone for plug-in vehicles.”
“Not only is the Volt a class-creator, it serves as the foundation of a Chevrolet electric family that will soon add the first long-range, affordable EV available to customers across the U.S., the Chevrolet Bolt EV,” Chevrolet cars and crossovers marketing director Steve Majoros said in a release.
Since sales of the Chevrolet Volt began, owners have driven almost 1.5 billion miles in EV mode of a total 2.5 billion cumulative miles.
More Battery Range in 2017
The second-generation Volt for 2017 “improves on the pioneering work of the original,” adding additional electric-only range, improved fuel economy of 106 mpg-e and 42 mpg, and a chassis that’s lighter by 220 pounds.
Chevrolet says it expects that the average 2017 Volt driver who fully charges the car regularly to travel more than 1,000 miles between gasoline fill-ups.
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.
Source: GM/Chevrolet with Fleets & Fuels follow-up