Official 2016 Chevrolet Volt Fuel Economy Revealed
Upon its initial unveiling at the 2015 NIAS, General Motors claimed the 2016 Chevrolet Volt
would be endowed with 50 miles of pure electric range, 102 MPge, a combined range of 41 MPG and a total range of 420 miles (675 kilometres).
Then GM released a new batch of figures a few months later
that revealed even greater efficiency than its initial in-house testing suggested. Overall range was bumped up 10 miles and MPGe climbed to 106.
While we were extremely excited at the prospect of a Volt with even greater efficiency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. hadn’t yet released the Volt’s official figures. We’d just have to sit tight and wait it out.
At long last, the federal agency has finally revealed the official fuel consumption ratings for the vehicle. And we’re extremely happy to say the figures best even GM’s rosiest estimates.
In pure electric mode the Volt will travel 56.77 City miles and 48.86 on the Highway, for a combined total of 53 miles of fume-free driving. And that’s definitely a welcome surprise for both GM and its environmentally conscious customers.
Meanwhile, the EPA says the second-generation Volt will return 43 MPG City and 42 MPG Highway. Add them together and you’re looking at 42 MPG combined. While not as substantial as the gains seen elsewhere, one additional MPG is still great news.
Lastly, miles per gasoline equivalent (MPGe) has now swelled to 106 combined (113 MPGe City and 99 MPGe Highway), a substantial hike in range based on earlier estimates.
So, there you have it. The new Volt is officially more efficient than even GM’s own estimates.
Look for the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt at Wallace Chevrolet later this year. Interested? Give us a call at 1-888-878-2354 today!
2016 Chevrolet Volt Offical EPA Fuel Efficiency:
All-electric range: 53 Miles (85 kilometres)
Combined MPG: 42 MPG (5.6 L/100km)
Combined MPGe: 106 MPGe