230 MPG!

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The new Chevy Volt will get 230 miles per gallon using the EPA’s standard approach to measuring “fuel efficiency”. That’s a pretty eye-popping number but it is weighted in the fact that a vast majority if not all city driving will only be using the electric engine. While this number may still be impressive it no longer really measures energy efficiency in a meaningful way or in any way indicates the cost to the consumer of powering the automobile. Still, I’m sure it will continue to get headlines and help the marketing department of Chevrolet. :^)