PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Volt cruises New York City's Time Square.

Chevy Volt Delivers Electrifying MPG as Long As It's Kept Charged

St. Louis Today does the math and finds the Volt gets the equivalent of 77 mpg.

Published: 29-Mar-2011

Not since Santa Claus has an arrival been so eagerly anticipated.

It's been more than four years since the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid debuted in concept form. Since then, it's generated more discussion, speculation and debate than an NCAA Tournament bracket.

And now it's finally here — well . . . over there. Already on-sale in a handful of states, Volt won't be available in Missouri and Illinois until fall. But we got to spend a week with Volt, driving it daily and charging it nightly. As a result, we've formed some definite opinions.


Chevrolet Volt takes 3-4 hours to charge at 208-240V.

The Volt will automatically burn off gasoline when it senses it may be getting old.

Screen capture from Chevrolet Voltec drive system animation.

Chevy Volt’s gas engine does turn the wheels. Sometimes.

Chevrolet Volt achieved 127 mpg during nearly 300 test drive around Los Angeles.

Motor Trends' Johnny Lieberman gets to put 299 miles on the Volt driving around Los Angeles.


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