Chevrolet Volt real world MPG numbers are not so great

I guess I should express admiration for Chevrolet in taking its first step to create an electric/gas vehicle into production that’s not just a limited range pure electric or adding another crappy hybrid to its fleet of Tahoes.

But I can’t.

According to real world road tests done by Popular Mechanics, you can only expect to go just over 30 miles after charging all night before the gas engine kicks in and gets very average fuel economy (35 MPG average).

Basically, you get to spend $45K (for the car and charger) to plug your car in every night so you can feel smug about the first 30 minutes of your drive the next morning? That’s it?

What problem does this solve exactly?

We should have let that company die.

Author: Will Thompson

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