The 230 MPG Car is a new car from General Motors. The company says its new Chevrolet Volt, an electric car that operates primarily on a rechargeable battery, should get 230 miles per gallon of gasoline in city driving, the Associated Press reports.
The Volt has about a 40-mile range on its electric motor and battery pack. At that point, GM says, a small internal combustion engine kicks in to generate electricity for a total range of 300 miles.
The battery pack can be recharged from a standard home outlet.
If confirmed by the EPA, the Volt's mileage would be four times that of the current champion, the Toyota Prius, and would be the first car to exceed triple-digit gas mileage, the AP says.
GM says the Volt is expected to hit showrooms late in 2010.