Chevy Volt will achieve 60mpg, GM says


26 Nov 2010

General Motors (GM) has said its plug-in hybrid – the Chevy Volt – will trump the Toyota Prius in its fuel economy rating.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel-economy rating, which will be displayed on the Volt models, represents a continued effort by GM to get the EPA rating carried on their vehicle in order appear more focused on greener technologies.

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EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) currently rate the Toyota Prius as among the cleanest vehicles sold in the US, based on smog forming and toxic emissions. GM says the Volt can beat this and claims the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid will carry an overall fuel economy rating of 60 miles per gallon (MPG), according to Reuters.

The Chevy Volt was recently crowned car of the year for 2011 by Motor Trend magazine and GM recently said it was stepping up production of the Volt in order to cater for high demand.