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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
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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Posts in this Thread:
- OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, MI-Roger , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:50:56
- Yes, the range is true, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:50:33
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:52:13
- The problem with EV ranges...., Noel , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:16:10
- These kinds of trips are no problem at all, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:55:20
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., EGD , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:16:18
- Idle fees, A1-turbo, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:07:24
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Snowmobile , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:03:34
- Re: The problem with EV ranges...., Craig, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:05:15
- I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, Noel , Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:28:05
- Re: I'm not an early adopter and think Teslas are, No Snaab, Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:58:01
- It depends. We can do the whole run in one day, Noel , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:09:35
- I agree 100%, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:54:48
- Sad reality of vehicle range, MI-Roger , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:53:40
- 4 mph, vvk, Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:02:33
- lease does not make any sense, vvk, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:02:47
- autopilot, Snowmobile , Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:16:49
- Plug-In Hybrids, i.e. Chevy Volt, Bill Homer, Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:38:34 <-- Viewing This Message
- Chevrolet Bolt, A1-turbo, Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:53:09
- Re: Sad reality of vehicle range, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:44:19
- Current Tesla ranges, A1-turbo, Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:02:13
- Re: OT: Polite question to the Tesla S Owners here, Justin VanAbrahams , Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:54:30
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