Exclusive Content
Original Shows, Motorsports and Live Events
Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM

Long-Term 2011 Chevrolet Volt Update 4

Passing the 25,000-Mile Mark

Kim Reynolds
Mar 22, 2012
Photographers: Motor Trend Staff
Lo and behold, our Volt has passed the 25,000-mile mark without a single battery fire (not even a smoldering one). No doubt you've heard about the NHTSA's testing incidents that resulted in battery fires, and we're waiting to hear from GM about bringing in our car for its updates.
Photo 2/11   |   2011 Chevrolet Volt Across America Promo
However, passing the 25,000-mile mark is a good point to reflect on our car's reason for being -- its energy consumption. What's come into stark relief is that, when it comes to energy use, the Volt is two very different cars. Propelled by its battery, the Volt has been returning a gas equivalent of 103.4 mpg, while its mileage in extended-range mode drops to 38.7 mpg.

Our Cars
Months/miles in service 11/25,008
Avg econ/CO2 47.6 eqiv mpg/0.45
Energy cons 70.7kW-hr/100 mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $89 (tire rotation)
Normal wear cost $0

POPULAR TRUCKS

MOST POPULAR

Subscribe Today and Save up to 83%!

Subscribe Truck Trend Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truck Trend
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Diesel Power Magazine

Subscribe to:

Diesel Power
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Truckin Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truckin
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBE TO A MAGAZINE
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS