The Chevrolet Volt is one of the most popular hybrids on the market due to its fusion of green energy with mainstream style and performance. Now, Chevy Volt sales have surpassed 100,000 units in the United States, making it the first-ever entry in the plug-in hybrid segment to pass that milestone with flying colors. Now, with the second-generation Volt on the market and the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV amping up anticipation, Chevrolet is poised to take over the eco-friendly vehicle market.
100,000 Volts makes a big difference in the realm of gas savings, too. Altogether, Volt owners have driven a collective 2.5 billion miles, with an estimated 1.5 billion miles in EV mode. Between the Volt’s 53 miles of electric range, 420 miles of combined gas and electric fuel economy, and an average new car fuel economy of 25.3 mpg, the amount Chevy Volt models on the road have saved over 57 million gallons of fuel – enough to fill 87 competition-sized swimming pools.
Chevy Volt sales mark the beginning of an era where plug-in hybrids and other alternative fuel vehicles rise in prominence and claim a place among mainstream cars. With the addition of the upcoming Bolt and its competitors, the auto market is poised to become less reliant on gasoline and more eco-friendly than ever.