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Well, if that don't beat all! A government program, producing unintended consequences. Who could possibly have seen that coming?
 

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Note, there are is only one car that is listed as a hybrid that has the same advantages of an EV and full rated performance without augmenting the output with gasoline, or inducing a range limit. That is the Chevrolet Volt.
While a version of it was sold in Europe, draconian taxation on the car made it a ridiculous choice. European pricing was 40% higher than US pricing.
With over 100,000 Chevrolet Volts on the road, the fleet mean EV% over the 8 years of production is 74% pure battery miles.
It is an engineering tour de force that nobody has been able to surpass for 8 years running. Even Honda, who is very tech savvy, came up short trying to make a Volt competitor.
 
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Plus, if you buy a new Volt, you can pocket a $7,500 US tax credit and run it on gas forever, without ever using a single drop of electricity!
 

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Well, if that don't beat all! A government program, producing unintended consequences. Who could possibly have seen that coming?
Ummm...... :wink2:

Note, there are is only one car that is listed as a hybrid that has the same advantages of an EV and full rated performance without augmenting the output with gasoline, or inducing a range limit. That is the Chevrolet Volt.
While a version of it was sold in Europe, draconian taxation on the car made it a ridiculous choice. European pricing was 40% higher than US pricing.
With over 100,000 Chevrolet Volts on the road, the fleet mean EV% over the 8 years of production is 74% pure battery miles.
It is an engineering tour de force that nobody has been able to surpass for 8 years running. Even Honda, who is very tech savvy, came up short trying to make a Volt competitor.
+1. A lot of Volts were never charged either. GE's fleet Volts are often cited.

Plus, if you buy a new Volt, you can pocket a $7,500 US tax credit and run it on gas forever, without ever using a single drop of electricity!
There is a downside to that. The car is devalued by the subsidy and if you wreck it or lose your job and can't make the payments it can be very bad. Best practice is to take that "incentive" and pay down the loan, or at least carry gap insurance.
 
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