Jay Leno has gone 11,000 miles in his Chevrolet Volt on one tank of gas

Jay Leno‘s extensive car collection includes Lamborghinis, Porsches, Audis and all sorts of other cars that many of us could only dream to own. But what does a man who owns such a collection use for his work commute? That would be the Chevrolet Volt, apparently.

Considering what Leno told the New York Times, we can’t say we blame him, either. Leno said that in the just under a year’s time since he started driving his Volt, he hasn’t had to fill up the tank a single time. In fact, he’s only used less than half of the 9.3 gallon tank.

“It’s my daily driver,” he said. “It really is. I commute in it to work every day. My commute, and all my other daily running around, totals less than 35 miles.”

Chevrolet claims that the Volt can run up to 40 miles on electric power alone before it has to start taking in gasoline. Considering that Leno’s commute to work is less than 35 miles, he rarely ever has to use any of the gasoline.

“You get 40 miles free, as they say,” Leno said. “Because of the way I drive it, it almost never kicks into gasoline mode.”

Source: NY Times (via Engadget)

[Image credit: Jay Leno’s Garage]