Ive only used 7 gallons of gas in my PIH Volt.  But today, I had to go to
a meeting 25 miles away.  No problem.  I just drove.  Gas engine kicked in
as needed.  Yes, I used another gallon and a half of gas, but then if I
had not had a PIH, I could not have gone to the meeting.

Bob


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Mark Abramowitz via EV wrote:
> I don't get why people get so excited about PIHs.

I own a PIH (a 2014 Prius with the plug-in). They aren't sold in the
midwest; I had to go all the way to Massachusetts to buy it.

It was worth it because we live in a small town in the middle of
Minnesota. The range is sufficient to drive anywhere we normally go and
back as an EV, using no gas at all. Even when we average in the occasional
longer trips, the overall average fuel economy has been running 157 mpg.

But I can see where some people would buy it just for a tax credit or to
use HOV lanes and such. They have no intention of ever plugging it in.
The same sort of thing happens with flex-fuel vehicles.

--
There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows
about. It's very serious, and interferes completely with your work. The
trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them! (Richard Feynman)
--
Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com

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