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    Official: DOE eGallon proves plug-in vehicles can drive for just $1.14 a gallon

    It's true that electric vehicles cost more than gas-powered ones (except, of course, when they don't), but the running costs are dramatically lower. How much lower? To answer that question, the Department of Energy would like to introduce you to the eGallon. Defined as "the cost of fueling a ...

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    Snopes: Chevy Volt chain email is verifiably false

    "Nonsensical," "unrealistic" and "not reflective of current norms." Those are just some of the words that Snopes uses to describe some of the "facts" that can be found in a spam email that is circulating about how absolutely awful the Chevrolet Volt is. Using a recent and flawed Fox News ...

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    Consumer Reports: Chevy Volt "is going to be a tough sell to the average consumer."

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After all the initial automotive press fawning over the Chevrolet Volt, it's time for the more critical voices to chime in. Motor Trend called the car a "sweater and gloves commuter car" in the cold, for example. Now comes the ...

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    CR: Toyota Prius a better buy than Chevy Volt, for some

    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    To gauge the 2011 Chevrolet Volt's energy consumption under real-world driving conditions, staffers at Consumer Reports took turns piloting the plug-in hybrid on their daily commutes. Throughout the test, drivers logged fuel usage ...

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    Inside Line: our Chevy Volt's battery miles cost more than the gas ones

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We often, though sometimes incorrectly, assume that it's cheaper to operate an electric vehicle than a comparable gasoline auto. Hey, who hasn't? While this assumption generally holds true, electrical rates vary widely across the ...

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    Report: Ford Fusion Hybrid pays off quickest

    2010 Ford Fusion – Click above for hi-res image
    For about the first 110 years of the automobile, the gold standard of eco-thriftiness was a car's miles-per-gallon rating. With the rise of hybrids, plug-ins, biofuels and the like, cost-per-mile might be the better measurement of road-going ...

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    How much it will cost to run your electric car

    click above for more of Eberhard and his Tesla RoadsterBy describing the cost to charge an electric vehicle as "squishy," Martin Eberhard begins a post on his Tesla Founders Blog on the right foot. Seriously. That's because it's a very difficult question to answer and it totally depends on where ...


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