Toyota Prius Is Most Frequently Traded-In Vehicle for Chevrolet Volt, GM Says | Edmunds

Toyota Prius Is Most Frequently Traded-In Vehicle for Chevrolet Volt, GM Says


Just the Facts:
  • The Toyota Prius is the most frequently traded-in vehicle for a Chevrolet Volt, according to GM.
  • The automaker released some intriguing facts and statistics about the Volt drawn from a sample of 300 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids in use in California.
  • Volt owners are doing more than 63 percent of their overall driving in EV or electric mode.

DETROIT The Toyota Prius is the most frequently traded-in vehicle for a Chevrolet Volt, according to GM.

The automaker released some intriguing facts and statistics about the Volt drawn from a sample of 300 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids in use in California.

They include:

*Volt owners are doing more than 63 percent of their overall driving in EV or electric mode.

*Volt owners who charge regularly typically drive more than 970 miles between fill-ups.

*Those Volt owners go to the gas station less than once a month.

*Volt owners have accumulated more than half a billion all-electric miles since the car's launch in late 2010.

*Volt owners have helped to reduce gasoline consumption by more than 25 million gallons, the equivalent of no gasoline being used in Washington D.C. for 2-1/2 months, said GM.

*69 percent of Volt buyers are new to GM.

The California study found that many Volt owners are "exceeding the EPA-rated label of 35 miles of EV range per full charge, with about 15 percent surpassing 40 miles of range," GM noted.

Edmunds says: Some fascinating facts for folks comparing the Volt with other alt-fuel cars, including the Ford C-Max Energi, Honda Fit EV, Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius Plug-in.

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