Chevrolet Volt Sales in the US Reach 100K Mark

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Chevrolet Volt is the first plug-in vehicle to sell 100,000 units in the U.S.

Beating out the Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the Tesla Model S as the first plug-in vehicle to reach the 100,000-unit milestone in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt has become an attractive option with the second-generation model offering fuel economy of 106 MPGe and an EPA-estimated 53 miles of all-electric driving.

In making the announcement, Chevrolet also shared some interesting statistics on how 100,000 Volts have impacted the U.S. According to the company, since sales of the Volt began, owners have driven almost 1.5-billion miles in EV mode out of a total 2.5-billion cumulative miles. If you were to base it on an average new car fuel economy of 25.3 mpg, Volt drivers have saved nearly 58-million gallons of fuel.

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“The Chevrolet Volt delivers not just a fun driving experience behind the wheel, but has become the first vehicle with plug-in electrification technology to truly become mainstream,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “Not only is the Volt a class-creator, it serves as the foundation of a Chevrolet electric family that will soon add the first long-range, affordable EV available to customers across the U.S., the Chevrolet Bolt EV.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Soakee Soakee on Aug 02, 2016

    The Prius' ugliness has certainly helped sales of the Volt.

  • Obermd Obermd on Aug 04, 2016

    Interesting. I remember a couple of years ago the Leaf outselling the Volt. I guess Nissan ran out of people who wanted a second car just to say they have an electric car.