Volt to get 230 mpg (!), but it's not the best deal


The Internet, WalletPop included, was jazzed today over news that the Chevrolet Volt will be able to travel up to 230 miles on a single gallon of gasoline. With a mileage advantage of this size, it has to put the other high-efficiency cars to shame, right?

Not necessarily, according to Edmunds.com. In fact, The Volt won't come close to being the cheapest ride on the street.

Edmund's review of the Volt claim concludes that 230 mpg could be achieved by single drivers without cargo driving conservatively on non-challenging roads and going no more than 20-30 miles between charges, an unlikely scenario on a consistent basis. However, it did agree that 50 mpg or better is a reasonable expectation, making the Volt the most efficient car on the road.