Ok, so my maths is a little fuzzy and the actual figures may be just over a litre per 100km but that’s what General Motors and the United States Environmental Protection Agency are suggesting you will get from General Motor’s new electric car, the Chevrolet Volt.
The Volt is expected to go on sale in the United States in November next year and Holden will be bringing it to Australia soon after. The looks may not be to everyone’s taste … the 4 door prototypes on display recently will not be the final version and it’s expected that the original 2 door coupe shown here is what will be released.
The fuel consumption in American figures is said to be 230 miles to the gallon but even that figure is about as fuzzy as my maths. You can read how they arrived at that figure here but there’s still one figure that’s definitely not good if you really do want a genuine electric car – it seems that you’re going to be struggling to get 70km out of the batteries before you need to recharge.
And anyone who has had the battery on their cordless drill go flat in the middle of a job knows just how long it takes to recharge a battery.