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    GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- General Motors said Tuesday its new Chevy Volt will get 230 miles per gallon in the city, dwarfing the current mileage leader and giving the automaker reason to crow about its strides in fuel efficiency.

    GM, fresh out of bankruptcy, is looking to the Volt to highlight a parade of 25 new vehicles by 2011 aimed at stemming market-share declines and bringing the automaker back to profitability. The Volt could also give GM a much-needed makeover in terms of its reputation for lagging behind the push toward "green" technology.

    Scheduled for late 2010, the Volt will be able to travel up to 40 miles on electricity from a single charge, based on testing of pre-production prototypes and extend its overall range to 300 miles or more using a flex fuel-powered engine-generator.

    GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon - MarketWatch



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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    IF it works as advertised, aces, I'm still not buying a GM or Chevy vehicle. My little Ford Focus get's 32-35 MPG and really, the savings on paying 12,000 vs 40,000 make it more economical.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    The 230 MPG is under certain conditions though. I think the CNN article explains it best:

    So let's say the car is driven 50 miles in a day. For the first 40 miles, no gas is used and during the last 10 miles, 0.2 gallons are used. That's the equivalent of 250 miles per gallon. But, if the driver continues on to 80 miles, total fuel economy would drop to about 100 mpg. And if the driver goes 300 miles, the fuel economy would be just 62.5 mpg.
    Chevrolet Volt's official fuel economy: 230 mpg - Aug. 11, 2009

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    I travel 40 miles a day in my car, occassionally I make long distance trips with a full car, 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 dogs and all our luggage.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I travel 40 miles a day in my car, occassionally I make long distance trips with a full car, 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 dogs and all our luggage.
    I use to be the N Texas rep for Kodak and I traveled all over the place. Like from Dallas to Wichita Falls a 6 hour round trip and 230 mpg would have been great.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- General Motors said Tuesday its new Chevy Volt will get 230 miles per gallon in the city, dwarfing the current mileage leader and giving the automaker reason to crow about its strides in fuel efficiency.

    GM, fresh out of bankruptcy, is looking to the Volt to highlight a parade of 25 new vehicles by 2011 aimed at stemming market-share declines and bringing the automaker back to profitability. The Volt could also give GM a much-needed makeover in terms of its reputation for lagging behind the push toward "green" technology.

    Scheduled for late 2010, the Volt will be able to travel up to 40 miles on electricity from a single charge, based on testing of pre-production prototypes and extend its overall range to 300 miles or more using a flex fuel-powered engine-generator.

    GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon - MarketWatch



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    That's cool. I still won't buy it though.

    I'm holding out for biodiesel in a VW or a Benz.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I travel 40 miles a day in my car, occassionally I make long distance trips with a full car, 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 dogs and all our luggage.
    Which is why an electric car designed for city driving is not a good choice for you. If you lived in the city, it would be a great choice

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Which is why an electric car designed for city driving is not a good choice for you. If you lived in the city, it would be a great choice
    Wouldn't he actually be an ideal candidate? He rives 40 miles a day normally, during which he would use zero gas. I would not mind a car that I rarely used gas for, too bad I cannot even begin to afford a hybrid.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Whoops, misread that post. Disregard my above comments

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    IF it works as advertised, aces, I'm still not buying a GM or Chevy vehicle. My little Ford Focus get's 32-35 MPG and really, the savings on paying 12,000 vs 40,000 make it more economical.
    Is your Focus a hybrid? I'm asking because we're buying a new car this month.

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