Chevy Volt 2011 – There is a new car on the Block
Specially reported by Patricia Johnson for starredreviews
According to the latest news, the new Chevrolet Volt, which is electric powered, can average 1,000 miles with each tank of gas. This car has a gas tank that only holds 9.3 gallon, which means that with the gas prices over $4.00 a gallon it would cost you an average of $40.00 to fill up the tank. When you do the math, it comes out to approximately 111 miles a gallon and once-a-month fill ups. This amount of money that you would spend on gas each month is something that everyone would love to have.
Unfortunately, at this time, there are only about 2,000 customers that are driving these amazing Chevrolet Volt cars. In order to get these results there are a few things that an owner must do. The first and foremost thing that must be done is to recharge the car battery frequently. Now it sounds like these driver’s are saving a lot per mile driven, and they are gas price wise but you also need to figure in the cost of the electric bill to charge the car.
The downside of getting 1,000 miles per tank is that the Chevrolet Volt only gets approximately 35 miles on a fully charged battery. That is not many miles, especially if you have a job that requires extensive travel, or you have a lot of driving around you have to do during the day. The good news is you do not have to worry about the car just quitting if the battery starts to run down, or having to find somewhere to recharge the battery.
If the battery does become depleted, the gasoline engine comes on to generate electricity so you can continue driving. The EPA gives the estimate that it would cost approximately $2.75 to drive this car 25 miles on gasoline versus ninety-nine cents to drive the same amount of miles on electricity.
Before you consider buying an electric driven car, you should look at all aspects and not just the miles you can get by driving an electric car. You need to figure in all the costs because in some places electricity may be more expensive than other places.