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GM Reports 100,000 Chevy Volt Sales

August 2, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘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.”

With 100,000 vehicles on the road, Volt drivers have saved nearly 58 million gallons of fuel, GM says.

With 100,000 vehicles on the road, Volt drivers have saved nearly 58 million gallons of fuel, GM says.

“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.

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Source: GM/Chevrolet with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

GM Upgrades Volt, Shows New Bolt EV

January 13, 2015 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

50 Miles Battery Range and Regular Gasoline for 2016 Volt,
New 200-Mile, All-Battery Chevy Bolt EV to Sell for $30,000

GM’s Chevrolet Volt for 2016 will have new LG battery chemistry affording an all-electric range of about 50 miles while its range-extending engine will accept regular gasoline. The new all-battery Chevrolet Bolt for 2016 will have a range of about 200 miles and will sell for about $30,000. updated January 14

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