Our Chevy Volt mileage actual results are much better than we anticipated. So far, we are able to travel most days entirely within the battery range.
Chevy Volt Trip Log from MyVolt.com
In March, Chevy started feeding Volt data to the MyVolt.com website for Chevy Volt owners to access their vehicle mileage data. Here’s the top/bottom of the past 30-day report for our volt, including the totals at the bottom, and my calculation of the totals showing 1924 miles per gallon.
You can see from the totals in the red band, we drove our volt 615.75 total miles from June 3 through July 3, and during that time period we used 0.32 gallons of gasoline. That equates to 1,924.2 miles per gallon. We are pleased with these Chevy Volt mileage results. We have not pulled into a gas station with the Volt since February – more than 4 months!
Our Chevy VOLT drove 837 miles the past 30 days, on only 0.09 gallons of gas. Plus some electricity of course, which costs about one to two dollars per day.
Chevy Volt 30 day Mileage Results
Our Chevy Volt got 9,300 Miles Per Gallon the past 30 days
The gas mileage calculates to 837 miles / 0.09 gallons = 9,300 miles per gallon. This far exceeds our expectation. We still have not added any gas to the car in three months, and still have over 7 gallons sitting in the tank. One reason we have been able to get such good results with the VOLT is that we installed a 240 Volt charging in the garage so when we get home we can charge it quickly and take it out on errands in the evening on the 2nd charge. We rarely find ourselves outside the battery range. When fully charged, we typically have about 38 to 40 miles battery range per charge, with normal driving. We can extend that a few extra miles if we are careful in accelerating and braking so we can minimize lost energy due to driving technique.
Our Chevy Volt Mileage for April was 1,332 miles per gallon – we drove 919.1 miles using 0.69 gallons. For the most recent 30 days our mileage has averaged 3,465 miles per gallon – we drove 901 miles on 0.26 gallons. I’ll post another video this weekend showing the data.
Recently, Chevy started submitting Volt mileage data to the Volt consumer web portal so among other useful information, Volt owners can monitor their efficiency and mileage data.
Chevy Volt Mileage Portal
Today for the first time, the recent 30-day Chevy Volt mileage report was available for us to see how our Volt performed the past 30 days. I was thrilled to see that in the 965 miles we drove our Volt these recent 30 days, we used only 0.57 gallons of gas. This equates to 1,693 miles per gallon. We did not need to add any gasoline to our Volt during that time!
Chevy Volt Mileage Consumer Portal data:
One of the reasons we decided to purchase a Volt was because of the Chevy Volt mileage – we hoped that we could achieve something better than 100 miles per gallon, so our expectations are exceeded to be realizing well over 1000 miles per gallon.
In the chart, you will notice that most days our usage is around 30 to 40 miles. Our usage patterns are particularly well suited to get good mpg benefits because the Chevy Volt mileage is optimized with about 40 miles round trip per charge. Some days, we are able to do a 30 to 40 mile usage, return home for a charge, and then take another trip so we are still on 100% electric even though the total miles for the day far exceeds 40 miles.
Are you looking for a Chevy Volt customer review? If so, check out this video and see what it is like to ride in the Chevy Volt. In this Chevy Volt customer review we take you on a nice little drive around the neighborhood including some highway driving and stop n go areas in the residential section.
Take a ride in the Chevy Volt and see why it becoming such a popular car. This Chevy Volt Customer Review includes seeing many of the features including power management, climate control, how quiet and smooth the Volt drives. One thing you will notice in this Chevy Volt customer review video is that there is no transmission or gear shifting when the Volt is accelerating or decelerating. The electric motor’s forte is at the slow speeds where it offers powerful torque and no shifting of gears. In one of my other Chevy Volt Customer Review videos, I show how the Volt plugs in for charging the battery, and in yet another I show the math to demonstrate its mileage performance achieving greater than 630 miles per gallon. Good stuff!
Note about the recording: Please note that in this Chevy Volt customer review video we used a video camera with an aggressive microphone – it actively tries to balance the sound level, so in the video when I am not speaking the camera is picking up a level of noise that we do not normally hear or notice with our natural ears.
The Chevy Volt is capturing the hearts of many people across the country and world. I personally followed the Volt for nearly two years before we made the decision to purchase one. An important factor in our decision was reading what many existing Chevy Volt owners reported in their Chevy Volt Customer Review stories. It was very helpful to find out what kind of mileage they were getting, what the pros and cons were for the car, and what variables affect the mileage. So, I appreciate what other folks shared about their experiences. Hopefully my reviews will help someone else seeking for information.
Another thing that helped us make the decision to purchase the Chevy Volt was the fact that our prior car was costing more than a car payment. So a choice we were faced with was whether we should get a new car payment and also keep the “gas payment”, or whether we should get the Volt and just have the car payment. Obviously, we opted for just the car payment. I had basically decided that I did not wish to continue spending $60 to $70 every time I went to the gas station, which was happening nearly every week in our prior vehicle. With the Chevy Volt, in over two months, we have only burned 3.2 gallons of gasoline. I have only put 3.9 gallons of gas in the car since we have owned it, and I would not have needed to do that because we have not used a full tank worth of gas – we have used less than 8 gallons of gas in nearly 3,000 miles. Our most recent 2,050 miles we have achieved about 650 miles per gallon. So we have essentially eliminated a gas payment for one of our vehicles. And my expectations for the Chevy Volt providing electric only transportation for my daily commute has been nicely exceeded.
I LOVE my Chevy Volt!
As we continue to gain experience with the Volt, I will provide additional Chevy Volt customer review reports. So I can cover topics that will be most helpful to you, please provide your comments in the form below to let me know what other information you would like to see in a future Chevy Volt Customer Review. Also, please let me know what you liked, if anything, in this Chevy Volt Customer Review, and what you were searching for when you found us. Are you planning on getting a Volt? Just curious? Comparing with hybrids? Want to help the ecology? I’m anxious to hear your comments and questions. Also, if you own a Volt and have provided a Chevy Volt customer review, please provide the link so I can see your experience with the volt.
This video shows how easy it is to unplug the Chevy Volt from the 240-volt Voltec charging station. The Voltec charging station provides a full charge to an empty battery within about 3.5 to 4.0 hours.
Yes, we have a Chevy Volt. So far it is proving to be a very excellent investment for our family. We bought it in February, and here we are in April having only put 3.9 gallons into the tank since we purchased the car. And we would not have needed to put that gas in – we could still be on our first tank of gas! The past 1800 miles, we have burned less than 3 gallons. That’s right… we are getting better than 600 Miles per Gallon!!! Watch for more information about our results with the Volt – I’ll put updates on this blog.