Last week at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit, we spoke with Dr. Pete Savagian of General Motors about what the Chevrolet Volt's fuel economy sticker would look like. Last summer, former GM CEO Fritz Henderson made a big splash when he announced that the Volt was getting approximately 230 miles per gallon combined. However, that number was based on a draft proposal by the EPA for a testing methodology for plug-in vehicles.
Ahhh, progress. It's not news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has changed the way they calculate a new vehicle's MPG numbers, but it wasn't until last week that we got to see how the agency's new fuel economy sticker that will now be on windows of 2008 model year cars and light trucks. The EPA lists seven " new, improved features" on the updated: fuel economy label.