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Commented On: 2014 Chevrolet Volt Price Cut By $5,000, To $34,995


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Come-on John. He specifically said.
"base sticker price is $27.5K after the tax credit."
He was clear.
Save your old saw for times when that is not made clear.

Commented On: Cars Bursting Into Flames All Over China--And They're Not Electric


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That data is very interesting. Let me add this link.
http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/Files/Research/Fact%20sheets/vehiclefactsheet.ashx
It shows 49% of fires are due to mechanical failure and 23% from electrical. I think that means that the ICE is more commonly the fire source. Interestingly 8% of the fires are "intentional" :(

But here is what I want to know.
http://www.nfpa.org/research/fire-statistics/the-us-fire-problem/highway-vehicle-fires
How have we gone from 456,000 fires/year in 1980 down to 187,500 in 2011. That is a massive improvement.

Commented On: 2014 Chevrolet Volt Price Cut By $5,000, To $34,995


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I do my own taxes in Turbotax, and to see if I qualify, I loaded up last year's taxes and "said" I bought an EV, and it said I qualified. Woo Hoo

Commented On: Real-World Gas Mileage Varies By Brand; Honda Does Well, Ford Not So Much


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Cute/Interesting vehicle, but I doubt it is 236 mpg, perhaps it is 236 mpgBS. I like the EREV concept though.

Commented On: Real-World Gas Mileage Varies By Brand; Honda Does Well, Ford Not So Much


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Great minds...

Commented On: Real-World Gas Mileage Varies By Brand; Honda Does Well, Ford Not So Much


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With all due respect, sir, I don't buy your argument.
If the problem is the driver, it would have to mean that drivers of Toyotas and Hondas are different than drivers of Fords. There is no evidence to suggest that is the case.
If the problem was the drivers, I would expect all hybrids to be low, and that is not that case.
No the problem is something to do with the EPA test and possibly some "gaming" or worse by Ford.

Commented On: Real-World Gas Mileage Varies By Brand; Honda Does Well, Ford Not So Much


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Hmmm, I made a similar argument in the comments yesterday? Coincidence? Perhaps?

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1085969_facing-fuel-economy-fracas-ford-focuses-on-gas-mileage-myths-video

But let's not forget, this way of sorting misses the fact that the Prius C and Prius still get significantly better MPG than anything else on the market, particularly in city driving. Of course, you have to hand it to the TDI's for highway cruising.

Commented On: Ford Plug-In Drivers Do 60% Of Miles On Electricity (Just Like Volt)


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Thanks for reporting on this correctly (IMHO). Too many plug-in hybrid owners are talking about 900 mpgBS rather than talking about percent of miles driven electrically (which is more significant).

Next up, now about a report comparing the real world mpge of the ford vehicles versus the Volt. Are the vehicles really as efficient as the EPA numbers suggests.

BTW, "60% of trips" is not equal to "60% of miles".

Commented On: Facing Fuel-Economy Fracas, Ford Focuses On Gas Mileage Myths (Video)


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Toyota Prius C 50.5 mpg
Toyota Prius 48.2 mpg
Honda Insight 44.9 mpg (only 10 cars)
Ford Fusion 41.0 mpg (hybrid)
Ford C-max 40.2 mpg
Honda CRZ 39.9 mpg
VW Jetta TDI 38.8 mpg

Interesting to me is that the two Honda's are both about 2 mpg better than the EPA combined number.
That contrasts with the two fords that are 6 mpg lower than EPA combined number.
If mpg is your game, Toyota is still way ahead, particularly for city driving.

Commented On: Plug-In Electric Car Sales For July: Leaf Up, Volt Down (FINAL UPDATE)


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Seems to be the limitation of air cooling. Most unfortunate.
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