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June 1, 2012

Chevrolet Volt Saves Supertanker of Gas

 Typically, Chevrolet Volt owners drive an average of 900 miles between fill ups at the gas station.

In doing so, they’ve collectively saved a supertanker of gasoline since Volt went on sale, compiling 40 million miles on electricity and avoiding the use of more than 2.1 million gallons of gasoline.

“With each click of the odometer, Chevrolet Volt owners are measuring their contribution to reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and to preserving the environment,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt marketing director.  “Volt owners are also saving at the fuel pump with more than $8 million in combined savings.”
 
Just see for yourself. Chevrolet recently introduced a rolling ticker on its website to showcase real-time daily driving statistics for Volt owners, based on OnStar data – miles driven, electric miles driven and gallons of gas saved.
 
When this information is put into perspective, the results are quite surprising.

40 Million Total Electric Miles (EV) driven equivalent to:
•    16,373 trips across the United States (2,443 miles from New York to Los Angeles)
•    1,606 trips around the Earth (24,901 miles each)
•    167 trips to the Moon (238,657 miles each)

2,130,000 Gallons of Gas Saved equivalent to:
•    50,714 barrels of gas saved (42 gallons of gas per barrel)
•    $8,000,000 saved at the gas pump (based on $3.80/gallon of gas)
•    387 U.S. semi-truck tankers of gas saved (5,500 gallons of gas each)
•    One supertanker  of gas saved (2 million gallons of gas)

“Our Volt owners are driving the vehicle exactly as the car was designed,” Landy said. “Sixty percent of the time our owners are driving electric, but the extended range is providing additional miles when they need it. This shows that you don’t have to change your daily driving habits to drive the Volt.”

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