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Plug-In Hybrids, i.e. Chevy Volt
Posted by Bill Homer [Email] (more from Bill Homer) on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:38:34

In Reply to: Sad reality of vehicle range, MI-Roger [Profile/Gallery] , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:53:40
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For your purposes, a plug-in hybrid might make sense - you can drive it in electric mode during the week and go to Grand Rapids non-stop on weekends.

An example is our Chevy Volt (now on our second generation version): during the week, my wife uses it for commuting approximately 28 miles per day, and with the current range of 52 electric miles (in the summer, less in the winter), there is plenty of reserve for other stops and errands (the first generation Volt was pushing it during the winter). We have also driven our Volts non-stop from Chicago to St. Louis (300 miles) and Detroit (also ~300 miles); once the battery is used up, the gas engine starts automatically and you continue on your way, getting about 43 MPG using the gas engine burning regular gasoline. If you can plug it in at the far end of your trip, great; if not, no big deal.

I'm not ready to get rid of my SAAB 9000, but when the time comes, .....


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