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    Meh, you had a bad dealer experience. While GM...

    Meh, you had a bad dealer experience. While GM dealers are the king of kicking their own plugin to the curb, other brands have rotten apples as well.
    As for it not fitting your personal taste, I...
  2. Nice! I know lots of companies have been trying...

    Nice!
    I know lots of companies have been trying to replace side mirrors with cameras in order to improve field of view and lower drag.
    These have had trouble getting regulations updated.
    I suspect...
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    "Pie in the sky promises"?? I'm always skeptical...

    "Pie in the sky promises"??
    I'm always skeptical of people that phrase company targets as "promises".
    Did GM "promise" the Volt at "nicely under $30,000"?

    But that aside, Tesla has hit most of...
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    I prefer electricity over gas for many reasons....

    I prefer electricity over gas for many reasons.
    I'm more concerned over the external costs of gasoline than I am the price at the pump.

    So to answer your question, I would continue plugging in...
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    I simply can't believe that. I find it very,...

    I simply can't believe that.
    I find it very, very surprising that GM has spent 2 Million dollars in marketing the Volt.
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    Mileage drops, but not as much as in EVs. Due to...

    Mileage drops, but not as much as in EVs.
    Due to road surface conditions and the fact that colder air is denser, ICE vehicle loose about 20% of their fuel efficiency.
    EVs loose the same 20% PLUS...
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    You do realize fuel efficiency also drops. ...

    You do realize fuel efficiency also drops. Especially on short trips.
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    Low gas prices won't actively deter EV buyers....

    Low gas prices won't actively deter EV buyers.
    Low gas prices though means not as many people will take a look at EVs on their own.
    For those that know someone with an EV, they will still take a...
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    Holland, I hope by "there" you mean the place...

    Holland, I hope by "there" you mean the place Rusty bought his and not where it got towed to.
    If you are getting a simple tire change in front of Rusty getting a non operational car diagnosed I'd be...
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    For many, although not all, the supercharger...

    For many, although not all, the supercharger network with a 200-250 mile BEV requires no compromise.
    I agree with you that convenience will win out. It is one of the reasons I believe the hybrid...
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    Rusty, sorry you are having this issue. From...

    Rusty, sorry you are having this issue.
    From your posts, I am not sure if you a simply waiting for them to contact you, or if you have been calling each day.
    If I were you, and if you haven't...
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    For us, we have done this exact scenario. ...

    For us, we have done this exact scenario. Although it was 150 miles to in-laws, so almost exact.
    That flexibility is a result of the infrastructure, not the type of vehicle. As the infrastructure...
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    As Saghost said, the convenience factor is...

    As Saghost said, the convenience factor is largely situationally dependent.
    For me, the Tesla has been more convenient, fueling wise, than the Volt and vastly more convenient than any ICE.
    I have...
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    Poll: Lithium is not a rare earth element. The Prius...

    Lithium is not a rare earth element.

    The Prius uses abou 10lbs of a rare earth element in the nickel battery packs they use.

    I do agree though, that hydrogen makes more sense in Japan than it...
  15. I would hope CR subscribers are a fairly...

    I would hope CR subscribers are a fairly representative cross section.
    However, if what you imply (CR subscribers have fewer issues with their cars) is true, I'm going to have to get myself a...
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    An ICE is less efficient at moving a car in the...

    An ICE is less efficient at moving a car in the winter as well. While the EV losses a larger percentage of efficiency (about 30%), ICE vehicles loose about 20% efficiency.
    That 20% is greater, cost...
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    I disagree. At $60, and below there are a number...

    I disagree. At $60, and below there are a number of oil producers that will be pushed out of business. Shale and tar sands oil simply costs too much. New exploration is already being curtailed....
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    A combination of things I would guess. First,...

    A combination of things I would guess.

    First, a fair amount of news about the next gen Volt has come out. This will hurt sales until it comes out, but will likely help sales she it does arrive.
    ...
  19. For both cars, anything that wasn't regular...

    For both cars, anything that wasn't regular maintenance was fully covered under warrantee.
    I prepaid for 4 years of service, updates, etc on the Tesla and that ran higher than the cost of the...
  20. Exactly! This is the point that people need to...

    Exactly!
    This is the point that people need to hear.
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