Chevy Volt Announced – 230MPG!

Yesterday Chevrolet announced the 2011 Chevrolet Volt vehicle and claims it will get 230 miles to the gallon equivelent.  Check out the Chevy Page for the Volt or the Press Release.

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

It looks pretty sweet and 230MPG?!  Yes, there is dispute over that number because of the way MPG is calculated when you aren’t really directly consuming “gallons”, but it still should prove economical.  Plug it in at night and charge it when electric rates are low and then use it the next day.  Note that the press release indicates it will have a range of 40 miles on a full charge, which won’t get you too far.  That wouldn’t get me to work and back even.  Check back for more news and updates.