Chevrolet Volt Electric Mile Ticker Continues To Accelerate

Chevrolet Volt Electric Mile Ticker Continues To Accelerate

We confess that we have been watching Chevrolet Volt's "Electric Miles Driven" countdown for the past few days, just waiting for another milestone to tick by.

More Than 2/3rds Of Driving In The Volt Is Done Without Gas...Still Only Good Enough To Get You To Mars Once (click to enlarge)

More Than 2/3rds Of Driving In The Volt Is Done Without Gas...Still Only Good Enough To Get You To Mars Once (click to enlarge)

This time, it's a biggie - 300,000,000 miles driven all-electrically.

It took GM just 139 days to add on 100 million more miles, as the company passed 200 million in early summer.

We imagine over the next day or two someone in GM's media department will realize the milestone has passed and blitz it mainstream...quite possibly by reading this story here now (wave to the GM folks at the Renaissance Center). and put out a press release complete with some executive quotage for us to read, but we were too impatient to wait for it.

(But we promise to update those bits in later)

...And Many More To Come   (GM social media is on top of things with some fancy graphics!)

...And Many More To Come   (GM social media is on top of things with some fancy graphics!)

But What Was This Gas Money Saved Spend On?

But What Was This Gas Money Saved Spend On?

Other points of interest that GM has also craft some fine counters for:

  • Total miles driven: 478,000,000+   (which means that 62.7% of miles driven in a Volt are done so on electricity)
  • Total gallons of gas saved: 15,700,000+ - equal to about $53,000,000
 

The Bulk Of Nissan LEAFs Are Sold Outside The US ... Therefore Their Milestones Are In Kilometers

The Bulk Of Nissan LEAFs Are Sold Outside The US ... Therefore Their Milestones Are In Kilometers

And yes, Nissan also has a ticker for their all-electric LEAF, which currently stands (at time of press) at just over 511,500,000 kilometers...which translates to 317,831,000 miles.