Most 2011 Chevrolet Volt owners only had to make one trip to gas stations in March, according to General Motors. In fact, GM says that the average Volt went 30 days and 1,000 miles between fill-ups. Cristi Landy, Volt marketing director, states that:
Volt owners drove an average of 800 miles between fill-ups since the Volt launched in December, and in March they averaged 1,000 miles. When the majority of miles driven are electrically, gas usage decreases significantly.
Steve Wojtanek, a Volt buyer in Boca Raton, FL, has made it his personal goal to drive as efficiently as possible and is 'surprised' by how infrequently his Volt needs to be gassed up. Wojtanek's Volt has more than 3,417 miles on its odometer, with 2,225 of those miles driven under battery power. Similarly, Volt owner Gary Davis of Greenville, SC has piloted his plug-in hybrid for 4,600 miles on a mere 8.4 gallons of gas.
Landy points out that '80 percent of [U.S.] drivers commute fewer than 40 miles a day,' which sort of implies that some Volt owners may never burn through more than a couple of tanks of gas. On the other hand, owners of the Nissan Leaf or the Tesla Roadster have absolutely no need for gas.
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