Chevrolet Volt owners who bought their cars to save the world can finally rejoice: they’ve saved a collective 2.1 million gallons of gas and counting according to the company.
Of course that figure still whimpers next to the 208 million gallons burned on a daily basis by the U.S. alone, but it’s still a nice number to make hybrid crusaders feel good about their decision. It’s true that those are still 2.1 million gallons (roughly a supertanker’s worth) that wouldn’t be here today, and there’s no arguing that delaying when that fuel gets burned is a good thing.
“With each click of the odometer, Chevrolet Volt owners are measuring their contribution to reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and to preserving the environment,” said Cristi Landy, Chevrolet Volt marketing director. “Volt owners are also saving at the fuel pump with more than $8 million in combined savings.”
It’s going to be a long time before anything saturates the market enough to make a noticeable impact on gas consumption, but in certain areas the Volt’s gas savings combined with state subsidies actually makes it an economically wise choice.
In Colorado, for example, the maximum refund brings pricing down to $18,145, before destination fees, which is sub-compact car pricing.