Jay Leno Hits 11,000 Miles in Chevy Volt without Ever Filling Up Gas Tank
Comedian Raves About Chevy Volt to NY Times, Slams Nissan LEAF-
As most know, Jay Leno has always been a car aficionado – with roughly 190 cars and motorcycles in his possession. He’s never owned an alternative powered vehicle — until now, that is, as he recently made the leap and purchased a Chevy Volt. The comedian drives to and from work every day, around 35 miles each way. Because of the (roughly) 40 mile range on the Volt, Leno is able to charge up while at work and then once again when he gets home. Since his purchase in December 2010, he’s reported using around 11,000 miles and claims he’s never once had to fill up the gas tank. Leno boasted about the efficiency of the car to the NY Times, noting it’s superiority in performance over the Nissan LEAF. While it is impressive, his situation is not typical as recent polls have determined that daily commutes are longer and more tedious since the almost five year long U.S. recession, and that’s especially true in cities with larger populations. It would be much more difficult for the average American consumer to work the extremely short range into their commute and expect to use zero gas.