Chevrolet Volt Hits Major Milestone | Edmunds

Chevrolet Volt Hits Major Milestone

DETROIT — U.S. car shoppers pushed Chevrolet Volt sales over the 100,000 mark recently, a major milestone for the plug-in hybrid hatchback.

General Motors said the Volt is the cumulatively best-selling plug-in electrified vehicle here.

The Volt "has become the first vehicle with plug-in electrification technology to truly become mainstream," said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet cars and crossovers director of marketing, in a statement on Monday.

Edmunds says the Volt offers buyers "unique plug-in hybrid functionality in a sleek, high-tech package. For the right shopper, it's a home run."

The Volt targets several alt-fuel vehicles, including the BMW i3, Ford C-Max Energi, Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

The 2017 Volt is on the way to Chevrolet dealerships with an options list that grows to include adaptive cruise control and an upgraded automatic emergency braking system.

"Based on Chevrolet data, Chevrolet expects the average 2017 Volt driver who fully charges the car regularly to travel more than 1,000 miles between gas fill-ups," GM said.

The EPA says the 2017 Volt has a 53-mile range in electric mode and 420 miles of total range based on 106 mpg equivalent and 42 mpg combined in gasoline mode.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers vote with their wallets and push the Volt over the 100,000 mark.

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