Chevy Volt drives you 230 mpg on ski trip?

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 11, 2009 2:16 pm


GM announced today that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt can achieve 230 mpg…in city driving. The resulting mileage is derived from the fact that the Volt can travel 40 miles on electric power alone, the average daily commute for most Americans. The Chevy Volt has a gasoline engine that recharges the battery which can also be recharged by your standard electrical outlet at home. In highway driving the mileage for the Volt will be around 100 mpg. That’s still pretty good.

Based on these numbers, your average ski or snowboard trip up to Mammoth or Killington from LA or NY would only consume about 6 gallons round trip costing $18 total in gas (assuming $3 per gallon). What a bargain! The savings is almost equivalent to a free lift ticket. Now if you’re lucky enough to live within 40 miles of a ski resort, you may rarely ever need to buy gas if you recharge your batteries at home.