Chevrolet Volt electric car breaches 100k sales in us

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Chevrolet last week announced the sale of the 100,000th Volt, providing more car buyers a no-compromise electric driving experience with a plug-in vehicle that offers an EPA-estimated 85 kilometers of electric vehicle range and a total range of 672 kilometers between gasoline fill-ups or full recharges.

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“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 US, the Chevrolet Bolt EV.”

Since sales of the Chevrolet Volt began, owners have driven almost 2.4 billion kilometers in EV mode of a total four billion cumulative miles. Based on an average new car fuel economy of 10.65 kilometers per liter, Volt drivers have saved nearly 220 million liters of fuel. That is enough gasoline to fill more than 87 competition-size swimming pools.

The second-generation Volt improves on the pioneering work of the original, adding additional electric-only range, improved fuel economy of 44.6 kilometers per liter-electric and 17.7 kilometers per liter, and a chassis that is lighter than the original. The second-generation Volt is 100 kilograms lighter than the first-generation and delivers 19 percent stronger 0-48 kilometers per hour electric acceleration while providing 39 percent greater pure EV range. Based on Chevrolet data, Chevrolet expects the average 2017 Volt driver who fully charges the car regularly to travel more than 1,600 kilometers between gas fill ups.

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