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SageBrush wrote:That's OK -- I find muddled thinking (or is it just a bit of hypocrisy ?) more than a little offensive.
If you "don't care" if you are are "understood," then why post ? Surely the "understanding" of one anonymous reader is equal to another ? I think you are looking for agreement. I recommend volt.com
The rest of your post is at least honest
A host of priorities, some of them conflicting, lead you in the end to choose a Volt. Fair enough, but "I wanted a heating steering wheel" and "I don't find the Prius fun or attractive" have NOTHING to do with your original post that the Volt was chosen based on AER. Like many a Volt owner I have read, ONE of your priorities is to drive high torque EV on most days and you are willing to to turn a blind eye towards EV efficiency, overall fuel utilization, tailpipe emissions, plant emissions and carbon pollution.
Nah, none of us volt owners care about the environment
What with my summer long 232mpge and 49mpg on the gas brick on a Gen I volt !
I also get free fillups with partially "renewable" electricity 5 days a week.
obviously the average person driving a Tesla, Prius Prime or Nissan leaf uses less energy than 6.9 miles per kwhr
and can then drive 3500 miles out and back to Yellowstone park without any frustration.
But no every volt uses more energy than other EVs and the non-existant charging architecture out west and 15 minute 200 mile fillup requirements are no hindrance either.
Obviously my 49mpg on the gen I volts gas brick is so MUCH worse than an average Prius.
And the volt is so much more unreliable what with it going 300,000 miles before needing a new set of front wheel bearingshttp://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/1579
and zero battery degradation.
And yeah, I should own a T3, where do I go buy one of those unicorns?
Some people have to live in reality,
until I can buy a T3 and the governments VW paved electric highway initiative goes through all areas...
well I can see your point but with the right hat you could cover it.