This 2012 Chevrolet Volt Already Has 247,585 Miles

This 2012 Chevrolet Volt Already Has 247,585 Miles
This 2012 Chevrolet Volt Already Has 247,585 Miles /

Most older gas powered cars don’t even have that much mileage!

Erick Belmer has the unique title of daily driving the Chevrolet Volt with the highest total mileage.  According to GM Authority on their piece on Mr. Belmer’s Volt they dropped earlier today (July. 9, 2015) Belmer’s Volt is on track to pass 300,000 miles sometime in the first few months of 2016. Eric bought his 2012 Chevrolet Volt used with 20,000 miles already on the odometer. Belmer’s job takes him driving 220 miles everyday to and from work. Combine that with a very dedicated Volt owner, and you have the reason why his Volt has accumulated this much miles in such a short period of time. Belmer faithfully tracks his mileage on, the most popular site on the internet for Volt owners to keep track of their mileage.

Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet Volt /
Chevrolet Volt interior in Spiced Red
Chevrolet Volt interior in Spiced Red /

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Consider some of the most important statistics that can be gleaned from the Eric’s stats. Numbers don’t lie. Over the lifetime of his vehicle, Belmer has achieved on average around 60 MPG. That number beats the EPA ratings for the Toyota Prius quite handily. Miles driven on electric power alone is 86,731 miles or roughly about 35 percent of his total miles. With a 10.3 kWh battery supplying power to the electric motors, the Chevrolet Volt is capable of technically driving on 35 miles of battery power alone according to the EPA although you can theoretically drive up to 50 miles depending on your driving environment and driving style.

Keep in mind that those numbers are for the first generation Volt. Since then, Chevrolet has released a refreshed Volt with a bigger battery and more electric range. In addition, GM is ready to release its second Generation Volt with even better batteries and a more powerful engine/generator. Starting out at $35,000, it’s a serious contender for a commuter vehicle if you ever are in the market for one.

As for Erick Belmer, he’ll most likely will still be driving his 2012 Volt and racking up the benefits of a hybrid/electric vehicle.  In the meantime, here’s Youtube’s own Saabkyle04 giving you a thorough walkaround of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, video posted below.