Today Chevrolet announced its 100,000th Chevy Volt has been sold in the United States.
As reported last week by HybridCars.com, the tally is for all Volts sold since the extended-range EV’s launch in December 2010.
For its part, Chevrolet took opportunity to tout the car’s 53-mile EV range, according to EPA estimation, and total 420-mile traveling capability combining the electric plus gas powered propulsion.
“The Chevrolet Volt delivers not just a fun driving experience behind the wheel, but has become the first vehicle with plug-in electrification technology to truly become mainstream,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “Not only is the Volt a class-creator, it serves as the foundation of a Chevrolet electric family that will soon add the first long-range, affordable EV available to customers across the U.S., the Chevrolet Bolt EV.”
The automaker also reports Volt drivers have accumulated almost 1.5 billion miles in EV mode out of a total 2.5 billion cumulative miles.
Compared to an average new car’s fuel economy of 25.3 miles per gallon, the automaker estimates Volt drivers have saved nearly 58 million gallons of fuel.
“That is enough gasoline to fill more than 87 competition-size swimming pools,” says Chevrolet.