where does the Chevy Volt get the 230 MPG figure from?

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  1. Lope

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  2. Akira

    Akira Coke > Pepsi

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    Not from EPA, 230MPG is their estimate.
     
  3. Bona Fide

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    The EPA is highly skeptical of that figure.
     
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    I'm highly skeptical that you are Maxwell from Scribblenauts.
     
  5. Bona Fide

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    Of course, it's completely retarded for two reasons.

    1. The car can only go 40 miles on electric, and that's what they say the 230MPG is based on.
    2. How do you get miles per gallon out of a battery?
     
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    spah
     
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    its pretty much all electric, the engine is pretty much just for charging the battery from what i heard.
     
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    so is that what the volt is really gonna look like or is that a concept photo? cause that looks pretty hot :o
     
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    NaturalLight16oz Only The Best For Me!! OT Supporter

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    not continuous, you have to charge in between.
     
  10. Akira

    Akira Coke > Pepsi

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    I think electric car needs new measures. Miles Per Gallon? They should be Miles Per Kilowatt, or something like that. I want to know how much it will cost me to charge it up.
     
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    Chirp08 Pockets on swole

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    why do you give a shit? can you not afford 5 gallons of gas?
     
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    i think that's close to what it will look like
     
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    You don't, you drive for 39 miles, charge it over night, drive 39 more, over and over until you get to what 180 miles then you just keep on drive until it gets to 230 then you pull into to get gas. Yeah, when I can drive from SLC to Vegas non-stop at 230MPG let me know, not this drive 40 and recharge bullshit everyday :rolleyes:
     
  14. Bona Fide

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    uh what? it has a gas engine too
     
  15. Lope

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    that is one cheap shit method of calculating 230 mpg :greddy:
     
  16. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Shouldn't it be 11ty billion MPG if a trip never goes longer than 40 miles?
     
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    the mpg figure is bs, but 40 miles without using any gas means a lot of people could commute in that car and never need gas
     
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    they get it from bullshit.
     
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    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    Is it always going to be 40 miles though? What if you only need to go 35 but you get stuck in traffic for an hour. I'm sure shit like your radio and a/c have to use some of your battery power.
     
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    I think i heard somthing like they got that figure because thats about how much the electricity would cost to recharge it, it would cost you about the same as a car that got 230mpg

    (i think this is using teh pure electric part, not factoring in when it starts using gas)
     
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    it does look pretty nice for a chevy
     
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    thats why you have the gas motor :dunno: still saves a lot of money
     
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    I'd like to see how much per mile it costs factoring in the cost of electricity compared to a gas car.
     
  24. Jake!

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    Under the new methodology being developed, EPA weights plug-in electric vehicles as traveling more city miles than highway miles on only electricity. The EPA methodology uses kilowatt hours per 100 miles traveled to define the electrical efficiency of plug-ins. Applying EPA's methodology, GM expects the Volt to consume as little as 25 kilowatt hours per 100 miles in city driving. At the U.S. average cost of electricity (approximately 11 cents per kWh), a typical Volt driver would pay about $2.75 for electricity to travel 100 miles, or less than 3 cents per mile.
     
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    they pretty much pulled it out of their asses
     

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