A while ago I saw that the volt was supposed to get 230 MPG are they still sticking to that?



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    Good question, velasquez.  It would appear as though calculating gas mileage for the Volt is a bit tricky.  The car is a hybrid, but the way it works is that the first 40 miles of driving can be entirely powered by electricity, and only after the battery is depleted does the gas motor kick on.  This means that if you drive less than 40 miles per day, you would never even need gas.  If you drive 50 miles a day, then you can calculate it one of two ways.  You could just focus on the 10 miles that you drove using gas, in which case, the Volt gets about 50 miles to the gallon, but if you take into account the fact that the first 40 miles didn’t take any gas, then it is something like 250 miles to the gallon.  So we can see that the 230 miles to the gallon is sort of the product of a particular calculation, and it will be different for everyone.

    Hope this helps!

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