Chevy Volt drives at 230 mpg

Chevrolet Volt

According to ZDNet, The new Chevrolet Volt, Chevy’s electric car, is expected to get at least 230 miles per gallon in city driving.

More Info about Chevy Volt:

* The Volt can travel up to 40 miles on a single electricity charge;
* Its overall range will be 300 miles with its fuel engine;
* GM recommends that you plug in the Volt at least once a day;
* Gas free mileage will depend on cargo, distance, air conditioning use and number of people in the car.

From Chevrolet site:

Chevy Volt is designed to move more than 75 percent of America’s daily commuters without a single drop of gas.3 That means for someone who drives less than 40 miles a day, Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions.2

Unlike traditional electric cars, Chevy Volt has a revolutionary propulsion system that takes you beyond the power of the battery. It will use a lithium-ion battery with a gasoline-powered, range-extending engine that drives a generator to provide electric power when you drive beyond the 40-mile battery range.

The Volt is expected to be around US$40,000 with a federal government approved tax credit bringing the price to around $32,500. Initially, the former GM vice president Bob Lutz wanted it at about $30,000

The Chevy Volt is expected to start production in late 2010 as a 2011 model and to rival Toyota’s very own hybrid car, the Prius.