Chevy Volt saves 16,000,000 gallons of gasoline on Driving the Nation

At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show Mike Robinson, Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs for General Motors, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Chevy Volt, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates.

Robinson says that the Chevy Volt alone has driven over 300,000,000 miles on electric energy alone, saving over 16,000,000 gallons of gasoline. General Motors knows these are reliable numbers because they come through the On-Star system.

General Motors has 107 landfill-free plants – you put more in the landfill than 107 General Motor’s manufacturing plants. says that General Motors does more with solar panels than any other car manufacturer.

About the Author:

L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website,, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.