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Commented On: Are Hybrids, Electrics The Car's Future--Or Should Cars Be Shunned Like Cigarettes?


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Sure there are double-articulated buses with capacities between 200 and 250 passengers. They are used in BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) systems in the U.S. and around the world. Just look for info about Curitiba's BRT (Brazil) or Bogota's Transmilenio. You can see a picture of one here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Linha_Verde_Curitiba_BRT_02_2013_Est_Marechal_Floriano_5981.JPG

Commented On: Is E85 Ethanol The Solution To High Gas Prices?


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John, just a comment for the sake of accuray. Brazilian flex-fuel cars do not use E85, instead they run on neat ethanol (E100), blended at the owner's choice. Every fuel station has separate pumps for gasoline (E20/E35) and ethanol (Hydrous E100, meaning there some low percentage of water left in the ethanol).
Anyone interested in more details, just check the Wikipedia article: Ethanol fuel in Brasil. It is very updated and fully referenced.

Commented On: Chevrolet To Offer Volt Modifications Against Battery Fire Risk


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Are any losses in the fuel economy rating expected (mpg and mpg-e) due to the additional weight?

Commented On: Electric Car Sales For 2011: Modest First-Year Numbers Hardly A Surprise


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Sorry for being picky. Nissan reported 19 units sold in December 2010 (see here http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nissan-north-america-sales-rise-277-in-december-18-for-year-112884304.html). Then cumulative sales in the US since December 2010 reached 9,693 units. Not bad for the first year.

If sales of the Karma (~40), Tesla Roadster, Th!nk (until mid 2011) and Smart ED (+200) are considered, the total number of PEVs is close to 18,000 since Dec 2010, not bad for the first year in the market.

Commented On: Electric Car Sales For 2011: Modest First-Year Numbers Hardly A Surprise


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Cumulative sales of the Volt reached 7,997 since December 2010, and Leaf cumulative sales almost 9,700. Just for the sake of accuracy. Last month you reported that 18 Leafs were delivered in December 2010 (http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1070075_november-plug-in-car-sales-volt-sparks-leafs-fall) and HybridCars.com reported 19. Now you are reporting 28? Can you check which one is the right figure.

Commented On: Ford Focus Electric Vs Chevy Volt: Which Would You Buy, And Why?


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For most people 35 miles a day is more than enough. Considering you can do your longer weekend trips with the range extender, the Volt wins hands down. I can not believe the Focus Electric was priced so high, the Nissan Leaf will beat it too.
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