Volt Birth Watch 156: EPA Repudiates GM Volt's 230 Mpg Claim

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

“EPA has not tested a Chevy Volt and therefore cannot confirm the fuel economy values claimed by GM. EPA does applaud GM’s commitment to designing and building the car of the future—an American-made car that will save families money, significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create good-paying American jobs. We’re proud to see American companies and American workers leading the world in the clean energy innovations that will shape the 21st century economy.”

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  • Old Guy Ben Old Guy Ben on Aug 12, 2009

    It's sad when they throw in phrases like "significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil." They are playing fast and loose with language, as usual, but still. There are people that really think a few thousand electric cars will make a dent in the 11 million barrels of oil PER DAY imported into the US.

  • Dimwit Dimwit on Aug 12, 2009

    Kixstart: http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle.ASpx?AR=242395 Autocar is quoting a filing to the US Treasury. Now, it looks like some CYA backfilling in case things don't come up roses, not that they will definitely miss the target date. Not what I was first led to believe. I did say supposedly, in my defense. :)

  • Durishin Durishin on Aug 12, 2009

    @fredtal, Any thing else is either marketing bs or government bs. Wow! With the new GM, we get both for the price of one! What an AMAZING value that is!

  • Mcs Mcs on Apr 13, 2010

    The 230 mpg claim has the makings of a huge public relations disaster. GM needs to learn to manage expectations for this car or it will end up fueling a long chain of negative tv news stories and pissed off customers. It could end up dragging down the sales of their other vehicles in the process.