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August 12th, 2009

Mileage wars!

Published on August 12th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Credit: GM

About time this competition heats up. General Motors said yesterday that Volt extended-range electric vehicle, (not due until 2011), would achieve a fuel rating of 230 miles a gallon in city driving.

A few days ago a competitor in the field, Nissan, boasted that its electric vehicle, the Leaf, would get 367 mpg. The Leaf is supposed to be available next year.

Credit: Nissan

Credit: Nissan

And, don’t forget that Volkswagen claims it will be selling a few of its gas-powered VW-1L that the company claims to get 285 mpg (and trigger the most über-cool design sighs).

Credit: VW

Credit: VW

Don’t forget – your actual mileage may vary.


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