My 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”) is a pretty incredible car.
And one of its most incredible features is its fuel mileage consumption.
I can run the car in essentially a 50-50 mode, using both battery and gasoline, for my travel. Gasoline for highway trips, battery for short trips.
Yesterday, I achieved a milestone in my personal driving experience. And I just had to take a picture of it.
So the last time I filled my car with 93-octane fuel, I set my trip odometer. Yesterday, as I headed to the gas pump to refuel … I caught this image.
Thanks to recharging stations and careful driving, I’ve put more than 750 miles on Lightning’s Girl before needing a gasoline refuel. And in that time, I’ve achieved a mark of over 104 miles per gallon since my last hi-test refill.
Holy tiger in the tank, Batman.
And I think back to my first car, 14 years ago, a beet-red 1991 Pontiac 6000 that guzzled gasoline like it was a college kid slurping Red Bull for an all-nighter cram session. I was lucky to get 20 miles per gallon out of the 6 back in the day.
Today? Five times as much fuel efficiency. Hells yeah. This is awesome.
In fact, it’s gotten to the point where I’ve achieved several bonuses on my gasoline loyalty plan – buy three beverages from the cooler, my gas station takes 10c/gallon off my fuel. But since it’s taken so long between refills for me … when I fill up, I’m getting 50 cents a gallon off my gasoline.
That’s right. 50 cents off per gallon. How incredible is that?
Damn, I love this car.
Why didn’t I get one of these cars sooner in my life?
Well, it doesn’t matter. I’ve got Lightning’s Girl now. And that’s important.