So, a man by the name of Steve Prinsen has posted photos of his Chevy Volt, has made 999.6 miles on 4.9 gallons of gas :| Which equates to 202MPG or 1.16L/100km which is astonishing.
Via AutoEvolution999.6 miles (1,608.7 kilometers). 4.9 gallons (18.54 liters) of gasoline. 202 miles per gallons (1.16 l/100 km). Indeed, somebody spent too much time charging his Chevrolet Volt. Still, what an extraordinary feat!
That somebody in question is Steve Prinsen, who posted the featured photograph and a pic of the hero car on the Chevy Volt Owners Facebook group. “Just hit my first 1,000 miles in my 2014 Volt! Loving this car. Trying not to bug my ICE friends with these pics but I figured you guys would appreciate it,” the post reads.
Dear owner of the 2014 Chevrolet Volt, you should bug your friends with these pics for a simple reason. Even though I live and breathe cars, I can’t help but accept the fact that hybridization and pure electric powertrains are the future, especially if automakers want to hit the 2025 CAFE standards in MY 2025. As a brief refresher, the Environmental Protection Agency is gunning for an average of 163 grams of CO2 per mile, which is about 54.5 miles per gallon (4.3 l/100 km).
By comparison, the EPA-required fleet average for the 2016 model year is 34.1 mpg (6.9 l/100 km). This! This is why the gentleman driving the black-painted Chevy Volt should be proud of himself and boast about his feat in front of his ICE buddies. Mind you, he had almost perfect conditions for achieving that average of 202 mpg.
I’ll let the owner of the 2014 Chevrolet Volt, Steve Prinsen, do the talking: “I’m a low mileage driver, only 10 miles back and forth to work for me, which is why the Volt is just about perfect. In fact, of those 4.9 gallons of gas, 4 of them are from a trip I took out of town 2 weeks ago.” Pretty straightforward stuff, isn't it?
On the flip side, the man Steve bought the Volt from didn’t like it. “When I got the car, it had 10,500 [miles] on it, but only about 60 of those were electric, so whoever had it barely drove it and never seemed to charge it!”