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 |  Oct 27 2010, 4:25 PM

The Chevrolet Volt missed out on SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) status by a minute margin, emitting 1.3 grams of CO2 per mile. The cutoff is 1 gram of CO2 per mile to qualify for the status.

By these standards, the Volt emits more CO2 than a VW Golf TDI, Honda Accord 4-Cylinder sedan (a PZEV vehicle according to California) and the Volt’s chief rival, the Toyota Prius. The Volt will also likely fail to qualify for access to the HOV lanes on California freeways, a perk considered attractive by many Volt buyers in traffic-snarled California.

[Source: Inside Line]

  • Chad

    Would it be wrong of me to laugh out loud at this point?

  • hill

    Thank you Mr Lutz … thank you Mr Wagoner … so much for the Prius killer, eh? Priced out of range of most, dirtier, lower mileage, and fewer dumb people buying SUV’s & 4×4′s. The 21st century has not been kind to the company philosophy that bankrupted a giant … leaving how many dozens of toxic/abandoned manufacturing sites for the Feds to clean up? I guess if I want a clean running 20, 30, or 40 mile range PHEV, I’ll have to buy an after market kit for a Prius. When will GM quit wasting money on “flag waving” commercials, and instead, invest in high mileage/quality products that intelligent people want, rather than what their ad man tries to convince dumb people that they need.