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Chevrolet Volt Electric Cars

Can an electric car really satisfy American drivers? We’ll out

A recent study found 40% of American households could get by fine with an electric although electric cars make up only 1% of the nation’s

I read this study interest. It basically found most people drive 30 to 40 miles per day — well the range of today’s electric The study reminded me of a story a Northern Virginia man who calculated he was 203 miles per gallon in his Chevrolet a plug-i.

There’s lots of competition in is still a niche market accounts for only 1% of auto

If you’ve been pining a Chevrolet Volt, you’ll be to hear that General is cutting the price of the latest by 13%, hoping to wring sales out of consumers who have had a low-voltage response to plug-in

The reason consumers are cool to cars seems to be mostly anxiety . They’re simply the cars will run out of juice they get where they’re This isn’t a problem the Volt, which has a gasoline that kicks in when needed. But what has been a for the Volt is its price — $40,000, nearly twice as as you might pay for a fuel-efficient gas-powered

Of course, government subsidies a big chunk out of the bottom-line cost $7,500 plus whatever tax your state may offer and on your individual tax liability.

a lot of competition, though, in what is a niche market. Manufacturers are out new electric-car models at a rapid everythiing from the high-end Model S to the Nissan Leaf, the two most successful plug-ins. The S will set you back $100,000 or so the Leaf goes for around — and that’s before you in the tax credit.

Nissan and Tesla are both cars as fast as they can them, while Chevrolet have about 105 days’ of Volts sitting around on lots.

The price of gas isn’t matters either. Although hovering around the $4 mark in of the country, it’s apparently not enough to drive consumers their cars, especially cars that get 20 or more per gallon.

Unmatched balance

Nevertheless, GM is the lower price will get new rolling off dealers’ lots.

The price and cost savings driving on electricity provide owners an unmatched balance of capability and cost of ownership,” Don Johnson, U.S. vice Chevrolet sales and service. 2014 Volt will the same impressive list of but for $5,000 less.

“We have made strides in reducing costs as we experience with electric and their components,” Johnson “In fact, the Volt has an increase in battery range and the of creature comforts, such as a steering wheel and MyLink, its launch in 2010.”

Volt who charge regularly typically 900 miles between fill-ups and the gas station about once a according to the Electric Drive Association. an industry group. The Volt will continue to owners with impressive economy of 98 MPGe (electric) and 35 highway on gasoline power any need to change their driving habits while $900 in annual fuel EDTA said.

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