The electric Chevrolet Volt will achieve a fuel rating of 230 miles per gallon in city driving and will get more than 100 miles per gallon in combined city-highway driving, according to General Motors.
GM Chief Executive Fritz Henderson said drivers will achieve the higher fuel economy rating when relying primarily on the electric engine, which can run 40 miles on a charge before a small gasoline engine kicks in to recharge the battery.
The Volt is scheduled to come to market in 2011, and General Motors is counting on the car to help change its image as a producer of outmoded gas guzzlers.
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