Belmer's daily commute is 220 miles. That explains how his Volt racked up more miles in five years than most cars will see in their entire lifetimes. Users at Volt Stats share charging and trip data. His was the first Volt to cross the 200,000- and 300,000-mile mark. Unsurprisingly, Belmer leads the site in both total and pure electric miles driven. Because his commute forces the Volt to use so much gasoline, his lifetime MPG, MPGe and EV percentage are pretty low. Still, it's a massive achievement for the car.
Belmer says he gets 9.2 kWh per charge, down from the original 9.7 kWh. Yes, it's lower than before, but the car's range hasn't really suffered. If he keeps pushing, he's likely to be the first Volt owner to cross the million-mile threshold.