Overachieving Chevy Volt Surpasses EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
There’s a good reason that fuel economy ratings from the EPA are usually followed by a disclaimer mentioning that your mileage might vary depending on driving conditions. Sometimes a model will get even more miles per gallon than the EPA has predicted.
This recently happened with a 2018 Chevrolet Volt, as depicted on the YouTube channel “Fuel Economy.” A Volt owner tested a 2018 Volt to see if it could outdo its EPA-estimated ratings of 42 MPG and 53 electric miles. According to the tester, the vehicle spent about 50 percent of time traveling on the highway and 50 percent in the city, during the test. He also mentioned that he had the AC turned off, but still used the sound system.
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After the vehicle shifted to gasoline/hybrid mode, it traveled an additional 196 miles. The Volt still had half a talk of gas left at the end of the week, when the test finished. As depicted in the video, the tester calculated the Volt’s mileage at 48.7 mpg, which is significantly higher than the 42-MPG figure that the EPA predicts for this model.
For more information about the current version of the Volt, check out the 2019 model overview here.
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