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      08-13-2009, 03:39 AM   #23
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I'm not a math genius or anything but if its supposedly 230mpg then how is the range only 640 miles? how big is the fuel tank like 2.8 gallons or something?
He's talking about his 335d.
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He's talking about his 335d.
I'm talking about the Volt it says its range is about 640 miles total. If it had a ten gallon tank with that mileage it should be like 2300 miles range.
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I'm talking about the Volt it says its range is about 640 miles total. If it had a ten gallon tank with that mileage it should be like 2300 miles range.
Because the EPA doesn't test cars until the tank is empty. The test loop is roughly 11 miles( 8 miles for the city test and 3.6 miles for highway) and then the EPA does the calculations from there. But, now since the Volt is an extended range electric vehicle, the EPA has developed a new way to test it. As already posted, GM using the draft of what the EPA will use to officially test it, they only probably tested it with the equivalent of 50 miles of driving in city like conditions which then gives you the 230 MPG rating. They take into account the 40 miles already driven under the batteries power and assume the driver will plug it in every night to charge it. If you don't charge it, then your MPG will drop significantly.
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I'm talking about the Volt it says its range is about 640 miles total. If it had a ten gallon tank with that mileage it should be like 2300 miles range.
Sorry, I thought you were following up to az335d's post. The answer to your original question is simple. It will run out of juice (both electricity and gas) by that point. I think the 230mpg figure assumes you keep the car charged.
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i like how quag trolls the american car threads on this forum
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i like how quag trolls the american car threads on this forum


I don't post to start something like trolls usually do.
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The thread name is funny:

Chevy Volt to go 230MPH, isn't it suppose to be 230MPG???

shit, who wouldn't buy a chevy at 40K that could do 230mph ?
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