EPA backing down from General Motors 230 mpg Volt claim

Posted on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 , 08:08:35 byEmil

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EPA backing down from General Motors 230 mpg Volt claim

We are not the only people trying to discover the methodology that created the supposed city rating of 230 mile / gallon claimed by GM for its future Chevy Volt.

GM said to AutoblogGreen, EPA is not giving up from that number - 230 and that it's not likely the EPA will show a lower number when they will run a Volt - official cycle and all. GM believes the 230 number will change the perception of people about what type of car is Volt.

Responding to a query from the Green Car Advisor team, the EPA stated: 'EPA has not tested a Chevy Volt and therefore cannot confirm the fuel economy values claimed by GM. EPA does applaud GM's commitment to designing and building the car of the future - an American-made car that will save families money, significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create good-paying American jobs. We're proud to see American companies and American workers leading the world in the clean energy innovations that will shape the 21st century economy'.